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A photovoltaic panel modelling method for flexible implementation in Matlab/Simulink using datasheet quantities

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2017)
Publisher or commissioning bodyInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509014125
ISBN (Print)9781509014132
DateAccepted/In press - 1 Mar 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 8 Aug 2017
DatePublished (current) - 8 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Symposium on Industrial Electronics
ISSN (Electronic)2163-5145


This paper presents a detailed method for creating an embedded Matlab model in Simulink for any solar photovoltaic panel starting with its datasheet values. It links extrinsic functions to the Simulink embedded model to provide fast and simple iterative solving of non-linear equations. It also provides a method sufficiently flexible to produce a model output based on panel current or voltage such that it can be cascaded with different Simulink elements.

    Research areas

  • Solar photovoltaic, embedded Matlab modelling, Simulink, Newton Raphson, simultaneous non-linear equations, Jacobian matrices, extrinsic and anonymous Matlab functions

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