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

Cuce P. M. , Cuce E.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LOW-CARBON TECHNOLOGIES, cilt.7, sa.2, ss.159-165, 2012 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 7 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1093/ijlct/ctr034
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.159-165


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.