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An Emulated PV Source Based on an Unilluminated Solar Panel and DC Power Supply

Zhongfu Zhou Orcid Logo, John Macaulay

Energies, Volume: 10, Issue: 12, Start page: 2075

Swansea University Author: Zhongfu Zhou Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.3390/en10122075

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This paper provides a review on various PV simulator technologies as well as presents a novel equivalent photovoltaic (PV) source that was constructed by using un-illuminated solar panels and a DC power supply that operates in current source mode. The constructed PV source was used for testing photo...

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Published in: Energies
ISSN: 1996-1073
Published: 2017
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa39346
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Abstract: This paper provides a review on various PV simulator technologies as well as presents a novel equivalent photovoltaic (PV) source that was constructed by using un-illuminated solar panels and a DC power supply that operates in current source mode. The constructed PV source was used for testing photovoltaic converters and various maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithms required for capturing the maximum possible output power. The mathematical model and electrical characteristics of the constructed PV source were defined and analysed. The constructed PV source has the advantages of high bandwidth over the switching circuit based PV simulators. The constructed PV source has been used for testing various power electronics converters and various control techniques effectively in laboratory environments for researchers and university students
Keywords: PV simulator; unilluminated solar panel; DC power supply; photovoltaic inverters; maximum power point tracking (MPPT)
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 12
Start Page: 2075