Simple Computational Method of Predicting Electrical Characteristics in Solar Cells
Keywords:Analytical models, photovoltaic cells, least square approximation
AbstractA precise single-diode analytical model of Photovoltaic (PV) modules is generally nonlinear analytical equations with high computation complexity. This paper proposes a simple computational method for the PV model. Its exponential diode behaviour is simplified via Least Squares Approximation (LSA), which permits designers or engineers to predict the electrical characteristics of a PV module without using iterative numerical calculations. Based on experimental data, the methodology is validated by covering a wide range of operation conditions. Simulation and experimental results prove the effectiveness and accuracy of the proposed method.
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