Modeling of multi-junction photovoltaic cell using MATLAB/ Simulink to improve the conversion efficiency

Das, Narottam and Wongsodihardjo, Hendy and Islam, Syed (2015) Modeling of multi-junction photovoltaic cell using MATLAB/ Simulink to improve the conversion efficiency. Renewable Energy, 74. pp. 917-924. ISSN 0960-1481


This paper focuses on modeling of multi-junction solar cell (MJSC) to improve the conversion efficiency using MATLAB/ Simulink software. The multi-junction photovoltaic (PV) cell is investigated to obtain its maximum performance compare to the conventional silicon PV cell. MATLAB/ Simulink modeled results show that tandem cell can provide almost 3-times maximum power compared to the conventional PV
cells. Maximum power point tracker (MPPT) has also been performed to improve the conversion efficiency of the PV systems. The MPPT is able to assist the PV cells to attain more power efficiently and deliver electricity to the grid.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2016 04:58
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2016 01:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: MATLAB/Simulink; multi-junction solar cell; MPPT; photovoltaic cell; PV cell working temperature
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering > 090608 Renewable Power and Energy Systems Engineering (excl. Solar Cells)
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 85 Energy > 8507 Energy Conservation and Efficiency > 850799 Energy Conservation and Efficiency not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1016/j.renene.2014.09.017

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