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Modeling and Characterization of a Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System under Tropical Climate Conditions

Humada, Ali Mahmood and Aaref, Ashty M. and Hamada, Hussein M. and M. H., Sulaiman and Amin, Nowshad and Mekhilef, Saad (2018) Modeling and Characterization of a Grid-Connected Photovoltaic System under Tropical Climate Conditions. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 83 (Part 3). pp. 2094-2105. ISSN 1364-0321

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In this study, a three parameter photovoltaic (PV) model operates under tropical weather conditions is developed and characterized. The performance of the PV system model is also assessed. Malaysia weather conditions selected in this case study as a test bed. A mathematical PV model of a small-scale PV system is established. The proposed PV model reliance on, both, the simplicity and accuracy, which based on real data. The potential results obtained based on the designed simulation. The average PV performance based on the comparison of the calculated and actual PV performances was 65.8%. The average inverter performance based on the calculated and actual inverter efficiencies was 97.58%. The accuracy of proposed model verified by using different evaluation criteria and compared with various models from the legacy works. This study could serve as a valuable reference for grid-connected PV system installation in Malaysia and other tropical regions to promote PV implementation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Modeling; PV system; PV characterization; Grid connected; PV system performance
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Civil Engineering & Earth Resources
Faculty of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Mohd Herwan Sulaiman
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 02:29
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 02:29
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