Versatile high-fidelity photovoltaic module emulation system

Woojoo Lee, Younghyun Kim, Yanzhi Wang, Naehyuck Chang, Massoud Pedram, Soohee Han

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30 Scopus citations

Abstract

Photovoltaic (PV) cells are promising endurable renewable power sources that do not include mechanical components, which are subject to wear and tear. However, actual development of a solar-powered system requires elaborated design processes to find the best setup including location determination and development of a maximum power point tracking method, which requires numerous on-site experiments. This paper introduces a versatile PV module emulation system, which can cover a range of different PV modules and environmental conditions. We provide an accurate parameter characterization methodology with nonlinear curve fitting to minimize the model discrepancy over the entire operating range. The proposed PV module emulation system includes a pilot PV cell, temperature sensors, an accelerometer, and a magnetic sensor, and provides features for the PV module characterization and emulation modes. Experimental results show significant improvement in the emulation accuracy, which comes from the advanced PV module characterization method as well as high-precision hardware and control.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED 2011
Pages91-96
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2011
Event17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED 2011 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: Aug 1 2011Aug 3 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design
ISSN (Print)1533-4678

Other

Other17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED 2011
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period8/1/118/3/11

Keywords

  • emulator
  • energy harvesting
  • photovoltaic
  • solar cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Lee, W., Kim, Y., Wang, Y., Chang, N., Pedram, M., & Han, S. (2011). Versatile high-fidelity photovoltaic module emulation system. In IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, ISLPED 2011 (pp. 91-96). [5993613] (Proceedings of the International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design). https://doi.org/10.1109/ISLPED.2011.5993613