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Publication - Professor Chris McMahon

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

    Citation

    Kitson, J, Williamson, S, Harper, P, McMahon, C, Rosenberg, G, Tierney, M & Bell, K, 2017, ‘A photovoltaic panel modelling method for flexible implementation in Matlab/Simulink using datasheet quantities’. in: 2017 26th IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics (ISIE 2017). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), pp. 946-951

    Abstract

    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.

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