Validation of Shadow Effects on Solar Photovoltaic Modules Based on Module Positioning
Revathy Subbiah Rajaram1, Kirubakaran Victor2
1Revathy Subbiah Rajaram, Research Scholar at Centre for Rural Energy, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed to be University, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India.
2Kirubakaran Victor, Assistant Professor at Centre for Rural Energy, Gandhigram Rural Institute, Deemed to be University, Gandhigram, Tamil Nadu, India.
Manuscript received on December 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 22, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 1017-1022 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C7989019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C7989.019320
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Abstract: Solar Energy is one of the cleanest forms of energy harnessed from the sunlight using semiconductors through photoelectric effect. This paper reviews the existing models to study the effect of partial shading conditions or varying irradiance on the solar modules. In this paper a PV module is simulated in Matlab Simulink using solar cell block from Simelectronics Library to study the effect of shadows on the output power under different panel positioning under different load conditions. The simulation results have been validated against the real time study and measurements. Both the simulation and experimental results confirm that the power loss due to shading effects in a solar photovoltaic module is influenced by the topology and the interconnection of the PV cells.
Keywords: Solar Cell, Solar Photovoltaic, Shadows, Maximum Power, Matlab.
Scope of the Article: Renewable Energy Technology