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Journal of Computational Electronics

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 260–270 | Cite as

Fast and accurate PV model for SPICE simulation

  • Hamdy AbdelhamidEmail author
  • Ahmed Edris
  • Amr Helmy
  • Yehea Ismail
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Abstract

This paper presents a complete model for photovoltaic modules able to accurately predict the IV characteristics at different levels of temperature and irradiance. The model greatly reduces the computational effort needed to extract the five parameters of the one-diode model by applying five boundary conditions based on data provided by the manufacturer only. The model equations are reduced to only two simultaneous equations of two unknowns (series resistance, \(R_\mathrm{s}\), and shunt resistance, \(R_\mathrm{sh}\)), which converge in five iterations on average. The model parameters are extrapolated to account for temperature and irradiance variations. The model is matched very well with the experimental data obtained from different commercial PV modules. The proposed IV model has least root mean square error of (0.0031) compared to other works. The model is implemented in Verilog-A to be used inside SPICE simulators. The model in Verilog-A is integrated in Cadence-SPECTRE circuit simulator and tested with a boost converter.

Keywords

Cadence Newton–Raphson PV model Shunt resistance Series resistance SPICE Verilog-A 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was partially funded by Zewail City of Science and Technology (ZCST), ITIDA ITAC program, Academy of Scientific Research and Technology in Egypt (ASRT), Deepen Local Manufacturing in Electronics Industry Alliance (DLMEI).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Nano-electronics and Devices, Center for Nano-TechnologyZewail City of Science and Technology6th of October, GizaEgypt
  2. 2.Center for Nano-electronics and DevicesZewail City of Science and Technology6th of October, GizaEgypt
  3. 3.University of Science and TechnologyZewail City of Science and Technology6th of October, GizaEgypt
  4. 4.Center for Nano-electronics and DevicesAmerican University in Cairo/Zewail City of Science and Technology6th of October, GizaEgypt

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