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

Cuce P. M., Cuce E.

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

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ijlct/ctr034
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-165
  • Keywords: photovoltaic module, mathematical model, parameter estimation, EXTRACTION METHOD, SOLAR-CELLS, PERFORMANCE
  • 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-2P205-W highefficiency 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.