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Title A New PSIM Model for PV Panels Employing Datasheet-based Parameter Tuning
Authors Jun-Young Park ; Sung-Jin Choi
DOI 10.6113/TKPE/2015.20.6.498
Page pp.498-508
ISSN 1229-2214
Keywords Photovoltaic (PV) panel; Optimization method; Parameter tuning; PV simulator
Abstract In the simulation of photovoltaic (PV) power conditioning systems, PSIM is a widely accepted circuit simulation platform because of its fast speed and C-code support. PSIM provides two kinds of generic PV panel models: functional model and physical model. Whereas the functional model simulates PV in the standard test condition (STC) only, the physical model can emulate changing PV characteristics under varying temperatures and irradiation conditions and is thus more suitable for system simulation. However, the physical model requires complicated parameters from users, and thus it is prone to errors and is difficult to use. In this study, a new PSIM model for PV is presented to solve these problems. The proposed model utilizes manufacturers’ datasheet values specified under STC only and excludes user-defined information from input parameters. To achieve good accuracy even in varying environmental conditions, single-diode model parameters are successively tuned to a time-varying virtual datasheet. Comparison with a conventional physical model shows that the proposed model provides more accurate simulation according to error analysis based on the EN50530 standard.