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Development of photovoltaic arrays model for maximum power point tracking simulation

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2 Author(s)
Kawamura, H. ; Tokyo Univ. of Sci., Tokyo, Japan ; Koizumi, H.

It is important to evaluate a maximum power point tracker (MPPT) under the same conditions. However, under the natural conditions, insolation, temperature and the power converter may influence the evaluation. Therefore, a simulation that makes the same condition is required. In our previous simulation, the whole I-V characteristics are made every 0.01 [s] based on the measured insolation data every 1 [s] with linear interpolation to perform the stepped I-V characteristics. In this paper, the simulation program which can shorten calculation time compared to the previous version by calculating a partial I-V characteristic around the operating point is proposed.

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Sustainable Energy Technologies (ICSET), 2010 IEEE International Conference on

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6-9 Dec. 2010