Parameters estimation of solar photovoltaic module using camel behavior search algorithm

Kadhim H. Hassan, Abdulmuttalib T. Rashid, Basil H. Jasim


Finding accurate mathematical model of electrical equivalent circuit of solar photovoltaic (PV) cell is crucial to achieve and improve maximum power point, simulation design and efficiency computations for solar energy system. Due to the nonlinearity of the characteristic of solar PV cell, optimization methods are the best for estimating the electrical model parameters which lead to accurate estimating I-V curve. In this paper, camel behavior search algorithm is proposed as a new method for estimating the five different parameters for single diode model of PV solar module. This is tested on multicrystalline KC 200GT PV module. A measurement data of the module is used to verify and test the consistency of accurately estimating the set of parameters that govern the characteristics I-V relationship of solar cell. The simulation results show that the current-voltage characteristic and power-voltage curve obtained are matching to the measured experimental data set. For performance evaluation, the proposed method is simple, fast in convergence response and has an acceptable accuracy in obtaining the five estimated parameters.


Camel behavior search algorithm; parameter estimation; photovoltaic (PV) model;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
p-ISSN 2088-8708, e-ISSN 2722-2578