MODELLING AND SIMULATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL IN MATLABDhruv Berwal and Monika Kaushik
Photovoltaic cell has unique features of harnessing solar energy by absorbing the falling irradiance on its surface and converting it into useful electrical energy. In this study a robust model is built with Tag tools in Simulink environment based on mathematical equations considering all the parameters including shunt and series resistance etc. which affects the performance of the photovoltaic cell. The study shows the variation in irradiance at cell temperature of 25 oC. The variation in current is also significant from 2A to 7.98A. Additionally at STC, the irradiance of 1000W/m2 and temperature variation from 25 oC to 75 oC shows a significant drop in voltage with insignificant current increment leading to occurrence in power drop.