A novel model of photovoltaic modules for parameter estimation and thermodynamic assessment

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Mert Cüce A. P., Cüce E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGIES, vol.7, no.2, pp.159-165, 2012 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-165
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents a novel model to evaluate the electrical performance of a silicon photovoltaic (PV) module with respect to changes in main environmental parameters such as temperature and illumination intensity. A simple one-diode model is proposed to estimate the electrical parameters of PV module considering the series resistance and shunt conductance. Effects of PV module parameters on current–voltage characteristic curve are investigated. The proposed model also makes a thermodynamic assessment concerning the effects of environmental and electrical parameters on efficiency and maximum power output of the PV module. Kyocera KD205GH-2P 205-W high-efficiency multi-crystal PV module is used for model evaluation. Model results are compared with the manufacturer's data report and an excellent agreement is observed.