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IJSTR >> Volume 8 - Issue 11, November 2019 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Emulation of Different Photovoltaic Materials and Technologies using PV Array Emulator with Linear Quadratic Regulator

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Mustapha ALAOUI, Hattab MAKER, Azeddine MOUHSEN, Hicham HIHI



PV array emulator, Linear Quadratic Regulator, PV technologies, I-V characteristic, power converter, optimization.



This paper proposes the emulation of different photovoltaic (PV) materials and technologies using an innovative PV array emulator based on Linear Quadratic Regulator (LQR), this electronic power device aims to reproduce faithfully the real PV module behavior independently on environmental conditions change, it allows scientists, industrials and researchers to carry out their measurements and experiences on PV systems without depending on PV panels, which require the sun to perform tests and do not allow repetitive measurements at the desired temperature (T) and irradiance (G). Moreover, PV modules actually are very expensive and require a large area to reach some powers, all these limitations and others are handled using this designed PV emulator. Simulation results using Matlab Simulink software are given and analyzed in order to evaluate the performances of the developed equipment and to judge its efficiency and capacity to track rapidly and accurately the I-V characteristic of different PV modules.



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