Model Validation of Photovoltaic Systems

Hongmei Tian, Fernando Mancilla-David, Eduard Muljadi, Thomas Stoffel, Afshin Andreas

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This paper presents a methodology for photovoltaic (PV) systems model validation through outdoor measurements. The paper first summarizes a PV model published by the authors in [1] which allows to precisely reproduce the current-voltage relationship of an array of an arbitrary size from information available in manufactures' datasheets. The model is then validated through the methodology proposed herein under different PV panels configurations as well as under variable solar irradiance conditions.

Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GREENTECH 2013 - Denver, CO, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 20135 Apr 2013


Conference2013 IEEE Green Technologies Conference, GREENTECH 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityDenver, CO

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CP-5500-57453


  • Model Validation
  • Outdoor Measurement
  • Photovoltaic Array
  • Photovoltaic Module
  • PV System Model
  • Solar Cell


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