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A genetic algorithm approach to parameter estimation for PV modules


Zhang, Y and Lyden, S and Leon de la Barra, BA and Haque, ME, A genetic algorithm approach to parameter estimation for PV modules, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting, 17-21 July 2016, Boston, Massachusetts, pp. 1-5. ISBN 978-1-5090-4168-8 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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DOI: doi:10.1109/PESGM.2016.7741781


Accurate modelling of photovoltaic (PV) modules is necessary to understand PV cell operation and to develop maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm for efficient operation of the PV system. A variety of models are proposed in the literature that use a current source, diodes and resistors to represent a PV module. The parameter values involved in the model need to be accurately estimated to improve the model accuracy. The values of the series resistance and diode’s ideality factor could be improved in previous research. This paper proposes a genetic algorithm approach to parameter estimation for PV modules. A parameter estimation technique proposed in previous research is also explored and analyzed. Results show that the proposed parameter estimation technique reduces the errors at the remarkable points when compared to the existing method.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:modelling, parameter estimation, photovoltaic module, genetic algorithm
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Electrical engineering
Research Field:Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Mining and extraction of energy resources
Objective Field:Mining and extraction of energy resources not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Zhang, Y (Mr Ben Zhang)
UTAS Author:Lyden, S (Dr Sarah Lyden)
UTAS Author:Leon de la Barra, BA (Dr Bernardo Leon de la Barra)
ID Code:111744
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2016-10-05
Last Modified:2017-11-06

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