MODELING AND SIMULATION OF A STANDALONE PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM

MODELING AND SIMULATION OF A STANDALONE PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM

ABSTRACT

The increase in hazardous gaseous emission from the conventional source of energy has motivated many scientists to research on the alternate sources of energy which is cleaner. The chief source of renewable energy is the solar energy. The cleanness of this form of energy source motivated this research work. In this work, Modeling and Simulation of a Standalone Photovoltaic System aimed at increasing the efficiency of solar array system was developed. This work was undertaken to develop a clean photovoltaic technology that will provide sustainable energy supply and bring solutions to the environmental pollution that is always associated with the conventional energy sources. The system is intended to be an environmentally friendly solution since it tries maximizing the use of renewable energy source. This work involves the development of a PV model using a single diode model. The developed model was further approximated to obtain the simulation model based on the ideal operating condition of a diode. In this work, hundred cells were used to estimate the maximum power of the developed system using MATLAB computer simulation. The simulation result showed a maximum power of 1.2KW using one hundred cells.