9-13 July 2012
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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A Voltage Source Simulation Model of a Solar Cell

12 Jul 2012, 17:30
2h
IT Building

IT Building

Poster Presentation Track F - Applied Physics Poster Session

Speaker

Dr Betty Kibirige (Department of Physics and Engineering, University of Zululand)

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No

Abstract content <br> &nbsp; (Max 300 words)

Most circuit based models of solar cells are represented by a Current Source (CS) in parallel with a diode. This paper defines a circuit based Voltage Source (VS) representation of a simulation model for a solar cell. The purpose of the study is to understand the reason behind researchers' inclination toward a Current Source representation of the cell. The model is implemented using Matlab/Simulink software package. Solar irradiance and cell temperature are taken into consideration. Based on previous studies, the model’s current and power characteristics are calculated and validated against experimental data. These characteristics are also compared with data from an existing Current Source simulation model.

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Would you like to <br> submit a short paper <br> for the Conference <br> Proceedings (Yes / No)?

Yes

Primary author

Dr Betty Kibirige (Department of Physics and Engineering, University of Zululand)

Co-authors

Prof. Ouassini Nemraoui (Department od Physics and Engineering, University of Zululand) Mr Thulani Jili (Department of Physics and Engineering, University of Zululand)

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