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Whale Optimisation Algorithm for Photovoltaic Model Identification

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mohammed Elgendy



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Parameter extraction of a solar cell is essential in the simulation and design calculation of photovoltaic (PV) systems. The mathematical model of the PV module is a non-linear I–V characteristic including several unknown parameters as the PV manufacturers’ data are not sufficient. This study presents a method for estimating the parameters of the single- and double-diode PV models of a PV module based on a nature-inspired meta-heuristic optimisation algorithm known as the whale optimisation algorithm (WOA). The validity of the proposed WOA-based PV model is verified by comparing its simulation results with the experimental results for the PV modules under different environmental conditions

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Author(s): Elazab OS, Hasanien HM, Elgendy MA, Abdeen AM

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: 6th IET Renewable Power Generation Conference (RPG 2017)

Year of Conference: 2017

Pages: 1906-1911

Acceptance date: 08/11/2017

Date deposited: 07/05/2019

ISSN: 2051-3305

Publisher: IET


DOI: 10.1049/joe.2017.0662

Series Title: Journal of Engineering