Analytical modeling of current-voltage photovoltaic performance: an easy approach to solar panel behavior

Álvarez, José Miguel and Alfonso-Corcuera, Daniel and Roibás-Millán, Elena and Cubas Cano, Javier and Cubero-Estalrrich, Juan and González-Estrada, Alejandro and Jado Puente, Rocio and Sanabria Pinzón, Marlon and Pindado Carrion, Santiago (2021). Analytical modeling of current-voltage photovoltaic performance: an easy approach to solar panel behavior. "Applied Sciences", v. 11 (n. 9); p. 4250. ISSN 2076-3417. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11094250.

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Title: Analytical modeling of current-voltage photovoltaic performance: an easy approach to solar panel behavior
Author/s:
  • Álvarez, José Miguel
  • Alfonso-Corcuera, Daniel
  • Roibás-Millán, Elena
  • Cubas Cano, Javier
  • Cubero-Estalrrich, Juan
  • González-Estrada, Alejandro
  • Jado Puente, Rocio
  • Sanabria Pinzón, Marlon
  • Pindado Carrion, Santiago
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Applied Sciences
Date: May 2021
ISSN: 2076-3417
Volume: 11
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Solar cell; solar panel; parameter extraction; analytical; Lambert W-function; spacecraft solar panels; I-V curve; modeling
Faculty: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Department: Sistemas Aeroespaciales, Transporte Aéreo y Aeropuertos
UPM's Research Group: Desarrollo y Ensayos Aeroespaciales DEA
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In this paper, we propose very simple analytical methodologies for modeling the behavior of photovoltaic (solar cells/panels) using a one-diode/two-resistor (1-D/2-R) equivalent circuit. A value of a = 1 for the ideality factor is shown to be very reasonable for the different photovoltaic technologies studied here. The solutions to the analytical equations of this model are simplified using easy mathematical expressions defined for the Lambert W-function. The definition of these mathematical expressions was based on a large dataset related to solar cells and panels obtained from the available academic literature. These simplified approaches were successfully used to extract the parameters from explicit methods for analyzing the behavior of solar cells/panels, where the exact solutions depend on the Lambert W-function. Finally, a case study was carried out that consisted of fitting the aforementioned models to the behavior (that is, the I-V curve) of two solar panels from the UPMSat-1 satellite. The results show a fairly high level of accuracy for the proposed methodologies.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Universidad Politécnica de MadridPIE IE1920.1402PIRAMIDEUnspecifiedProyectos de Investigación Realizados por Alumnos de Máster/Grado para la Innovación y el Desarrollo Espacial

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Item ID: 67012
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/67012/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:67012
DOI: 10.3390/app11094250
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3417/11/9/4250
Deposited by: Biblioteca ETSI Aeronauticos
Deposited on: 10 May 2021 10:22
Last Modified: 10 May 2021 10:22
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