Modeling, Simulation and Implementation of PV Cell/Modules Using PSpice

Author(s) Messaadi Lotfi, Dibi Zohir

Batna University, Advanced Electronic Laboratory (LEA), 05000 Batna, Algeria

Issue Volume 9, Year 2017, Number 3
Dates Received 10 December 2016; revised manuscript received 12 January 2017; published online 30 June 2017
Citation Messaadi Lotfi, Dibi Zohir, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 9 No 3, 03013 (2017)
DOI 10.21272/jnep.9(3).03013
PACS Number(s) 73.30. + y, 85.30.Hi
Key words PV Cells, Circuit Simulator, Modeling and simulation, Electronic Component, Diode model parameters, Insolation, PSpice (2) , Shading.
Annotation This paper presents a Spice model of a photovoltaic cell. This model is based on mathematical equations and is described through an equivalent circuit including a photocurrent source, a diode, a series resistor and a shunt resistor. The PSpice is used to simulate a circuit based model for PV cells then to conduct behavioral study under varying conditions of solar insolation including shading effect, temperature, diode model parameters, series and shunt resistance . The study is very helpful in clearly outlining the principles and the intricacies of PV cells and may surely be used to verify impact of different topologies and control techniques on the performance of different types of PV system. In order to validate the developed model, an experimental test bench was built and the obtained results exhibited a good agreement with the simulation ones.