Fully Automated Measurement Setup for Photovoltaic Panel Performance Evaluation and Testing under LabVIEW Platform
Keywords:Photovoltaic, LabVIEW, microcontroller, embedded device, phase control, pulse width modulation
Photovoltaic (PV) devices are widely used renewable energy resources and have been increasingly manufactured by many firms and trademarks. This condition makes the selection of right product difficult and requires the development of a fast, accurate and easy setup that can be implemented to test available samples and select the cost effective, efficient, and reliable product for implementation. An automated test setup for PV panels using LabVIEW and several microcontroller-based embedded systems were designed, tested, and implemented. This PV testing system was fully automated, where the only human intervention required was the instalment of PV panel and set up of required testing conditions. The designed and implemented system was characterized by high performance standard with accuracy, precision, and resolution that is good enough to practically test any PV panel of the 12 V and 24 V ratings. In this paper, several simulations run and manually performed testing for PV panels were done to verify the automatically obtained results and those were found to be of good conformity (-3% difference with simulation results, 0.01% with manually taken results).
Wang, Guangyu. Technology, Manufacturing and Grid Connection of Photo-voltaic Solar Cells. John Wiley & Sons, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119035183
Dupré, Olivier. "Physics of the thermal behavior of photovoltaic devices." PhD diss., Lyon, INSA, 2015.
Esen, Vedat, ?afak Sa?lam, and Bülent Oral. "Light sources of solar simulators for photovoltaic devices: A review." Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 77 (2017): 1240-1250. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.062
Tofoli, Fernando Lessa, Dênis de Castro Pereira, and Wesley Josias de Paula. "Comparative study of maximum power point tracking techniques for photovoltaic systems." International Journal of Photoenergy 2015 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1155/2015/812582
Motahhir, Saad, Abdelilah Chalh, Abdelaziz Ghzizal, Souad Sebti, and Aziz Derouich. "Modeling of photovoltaic panel by using proteus." (2017). https://doi.org/10.25103/jestr.102.02
Cuce, Erdem, Tulin Bali, and Suphi Anil Sekucoglu. "Effects of passive cooling on performance of silicon photovoltaic cells." International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies 6, no. 4 (2011): 299-308. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijlct/ctr018
Lalaoui, Lazhar, Mohamed Bouafia, Said Bouzid, Matthias Kugler, Maximilian Zentgraf, Philip Schinköthe, and Sabine Nieland. "Indoor and Outdoor Measurements of PV Module Performance of Different Manufacturing Technologies." In International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Control Applications, pp. 238-250. Springer, Cham, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97816-1_18
Zaoui, F., A. Titaouine, Mohamed Becherif, Mahieddine Emziane, and Abdennacer Aboubou. "A combined experimental and simulation study on the effects of irradiance and temperature on photovoltaic modules." Energy Procedia 75 (2015): 373-380. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.393
Prasad, Rahul, Suresh Gawre, and Nikhil Kumar. "Modelling and Simulation of Solar Photovoltaic System and Interfacing with Closed Loop Boost Converter and Neutral Point Clamped Multilevel Inverter." Electrical and Electronics Engineering: An International Journal 4, no. 4 (2015): 77-97.
Rashid, Muhammad H. Power electronics handbook: devices, circuits and applications. Elsevier, 2010.
Ariffin, N. H., and N. Arsadb. "Design of PID Control System Assisted using LabVIEW in Biomedical Application." Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Mechanics 15, no. 1 (2015): 1-9.
Reznik, Leon. Fuzzy controllers handbook: how to design them, how they work. Elsevier, 1997.
Noor, Ilanur Muhaini Mohd, and Muhamad Kamal Mohammed Amin. "Optimized parameters of wastewater treatment system using fuzzy control." Journal of Advanced Research in Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology 5, no. 2 (2016): 27-35.
Rekioua, Djamila, and Ernest Matagne. Optimization of photovoltaic power systems: modelization, simulation and control. Springer Science & Business Media, 2012. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2403-0_7
Said, Samer, Ahmed Massoud, Mohieddine Benammar, and Shehab Ahmed. "A Matlab/Simulink-based photovoltaic array model employing SimPowerSystems toolbox." Journal of Energy and Power Engineering 6, no. 12 (2012): 1965.
Hamdi, Roshen Tariq Ahmad. "Solar cell system simulation using Matlab-Simulink." Kurdistan Journal of Applied Research 2, no. 1 (2017): 45-51. https://doi.org/10.24017/science.2017.1.5
Belkassmi, Y., A. Rafiki, K. Gueraoui, L. Elmaimouni, O. Tata, and N. Hassanain. "Modeling and simulation of photovoltaic module based on one diode model using Matlab/Simulink." In 2017 International Conference on Engineering & MIS (ICEMIS), pp. 1-6. IEEE, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICEMIS.2017.8272965
Thu, Kyaw, and Yin Maung Maung. "Modelling of a Solar Cell Considering Single-Diode Equivalent Circuit Using Matlab/Simulink." International Journal of Electronics and Communication Engineering 6, no. 6 (2019): 5–9. https://doi.org/10.14445/23488549/IJECE-V6I6P102