A Numerical-Analytical Hybrid Approach for the Identification of SDM Solar Cell Unknown Parameters

R. Abbassi, A. Boudjemline, A. Abbassi, A. Torchani, H. Gasmi, T. Guesmi


Appropriate modeling and accurate parameter identification of solar cells are crucial in the optimization of photovoltaic (PV) systems. The single-diode model (SDM), consisting of an ideal current source, an ideal diode, a shunt resistor and a series resistor, is widely used to simulate the behavior of PV cells/panels. In this article, a hybrid approach for identification of solar cell SDM parameters is presented. This approach uses the inverse of the slope of the I-V curve under short-circuit and open-circuit conditions and combines numerical and analytical solutions. Indeed, knowing that numerical methods require appropriate initial values, the main idea of the proposed approach is to provide these solutions by analytical methods. The comparison of obtained results with experimental ones, based on manufacturer’s datasheet, proves that the algorithm thus obtained requires less information from the manufacturer and improves significantly the parameter identification accuracy.


solar energy; PV cell parameters; I-V and P-V characteristics; single-diode model

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