E3S Web Conf.
Volume 85, 2019EENVIRO 2018 – Sustainable Solutions for Energy and Environment
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Solar Energy in Buildings|
|Published online||22 February 2019|
Simple vs complex models for solar cells
Faculty of Physics, West University of Timisoara, V Parvan 4, 300223, Timisoara, Romania
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In this paper three different procedures for extracting the current-voltage characteristics of a crystalline photovoltaic module are studied. Each procedure is associated to a solar cell model characterized by a well-defined degree of complexity. The results emphasize that the simple models approximate the current-voltage characteristics of a solar cell as good as the more complex models. Even if all the procedures analysed in this paper approximate well the measured characteristics, the specific model parameters experience a large dispersion. From a broader perspective, the results raise a question mark on the ability of the current procedures to accurately extract the solar cell parameters.
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