Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 4, No 1 (2012)

Development of Mathematical Models for Investigating Maximal Power Point Tracking Algorithms

Dominykas Vasarevičius
Modestas Pikutis


Solar cells generate maximum power only when the load is optimized according insolation and module temperature. This function is performed by MPPT systems. While developing MPPT, it is useful to create a mathematical model that allows the simulation of different weather conditions affecting solar modules. Solar insolation, cloud cover imitation and solar cell models have been created in Matlab/Simulink environment. Comparing the simulation of solar insolation on a cloudy day with the measurements made using a pyrometer show that the model generates signal changes according to the laws similar to those of a real life signal. The model can generate solar insolation values in real time, which is useful for predicting the amount of electrical energy produced from solar power. The model can operate with the help of using the stored signal, thus a comparison of different MPPT algorithms can be provided.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2012-04-23

Keyword(s): solar power; solar cells; solar power; MPPT algorithms

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2012.12

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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