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 publicationProceedings 28th European Conference on Modelling and Simulation, 2014
Place of PublicationDigitaldruck Pirrot GmbH
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


  • dynamic simulation
  • modelling
  • photovoltaic
  • solar power

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