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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2012, Article ID 410401, 14 pages
Research Article

Application of Circuit Model for Photovoltaic Energy Conversion System

Department of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Kalavakkam 603110, India

Received 15 August 2011; Revised 11 November 2011; Accepted 15 November 2011

Academic Editor: Songyuan Dai

Copyright © 2012 Natarajan Pandiarajan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Circuit model of photovoltaic (PV) module is presented in this paper that can be used as a common platform by material scientists and power electronic circuit designers to develop better PV power plant. Detailed modeling procedure for the circuit model with numerical dimensions is presented using power system blockset of MATLAB/Simulink. The developed model is integrated with DC-DC boost converter with closed-loop control of maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm. Simulation results are validated with the experimental setup.