Modelling of photovoltaic energy generation systems

Pekka Ruuska, Antti Aikala, Robert Weiss

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    We present the development of a dynamic software simulation environment for modelling small and large scale photovoltaic (PV) energy generation systems. The model elements of solar panels, Maximum Power Point Trackers (MPPT) and solar inverters were integrated to a simulator system providing weather and power grid models as well as simulation of combustion power plants. The integrated system enables accurate dynamic simulation of complicated energy processes that utilize a variety of technologies. We tested our model against a large scale solar photovoltaic plant that produces energy to the power grid. The first test runs proved that the implemented models predict the produced energy adequately under constant irradiation
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECMS 2014 Proceedings
    Subtitle of host publication28th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation
    EditorsFlaminio Squazzoni, Fabio Baronio, Claudia Archetti, Marco Castellani
    PublisherEuropean Council for Modelling and Simulation (ECMS)
    ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9564944-9-8
    ISBN (Print)978-0-9564944-8-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event28th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, ECMS 2014 - Brescia, Italy
    Duration: 27 May 201430 May 2014


    Conference28th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, ECMS 2014
    Abbreviated titleECMS 2014


    • APROS
    • dynamic simulation
    • modelling
    • photovoltaic
    • solar power


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