Solar cell modeling and parameter optimization using simulated annealing

Samina Asif, Yun Li

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Abstract

This paper presents a unique solar cell modeling approach which incorporates search and optimization technique for the determination of equivalent circuit parameters. The cell structure and parameters involve photocurrent, diode reverse saturation current, diode ideality factor, series resistance and shunt resistance, which need to be identified for every operating condition for the accurate modeling of solar cell behavior. In this work, simulated annealing is applied to automate the procedure of finding near optimal values of cell parameters (diode ideality factor, series resistance) for various environment settings. The model evaluation is demonstrated for a set of solar cells and accuracy verified by comparing the I-V curves generated from computer simulation to those provided by the cell manufacturer. In addition, an algorithm has also been presented to use this model in solar array simulation under varying environmental conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 5th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
Pages602-608
Number of pages7
Volume1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Nov 2007
Event5th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: 25 Jun 200728 Jun 2007

Conference

Conference5th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period25/06/0728/06/07

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Keywords

  • solar cell modeling
  • parameter optimization
  • simulated annealing

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Asif, S., & Li, Y. (2007). Solar cell modeling and parameter optimization using simulated annealing. In Collection of Technical Papers - 5th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (Vol. 1, pp. 602-608) https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2007-4770