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PSO-Based Modeling and Analysis of Electrical Characteristics of Photovoltaic Module under Nonuniform Snow Patterns

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Khenar, Mohammad
dc.contributor.author Taheri, Shamsodin
dc.contributor.author Cretu, Ana-Maria
dc.contributor.author Hosseini, SeyedKazem
dc.contributor.author Pouresmaeil, Edris
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-30T08:17:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-30T08:17:07Z
dc.date.issued 2020-10-29
dc.identifier.citation Khenar , M , Taheri , S , Cretu , A-M , Hosseini , S & Pouresmaeil , E 2020 , ' PSO-Based Modeling and Analysis of Electrical Characteristics of Photovoltaic Module under Nonuniform Snow Patterns ' , IEEE Access , vol. 8 , pp. 197484-197498 . https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3034748 en
dc.identifier.issn 2169-3536
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 9a871038-8ddc-4a13-99b2-cf57fad0cc30
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/9a871038-8ddc-4a13-99b2-cf57fad0cc30
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/52813545/ELEC_Khenar_etal_PSO_Based_Modeling_IEEEAccess_2020_finalpublishedversion.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/61757
dc.description.abstract In this article, a novel universal multi-zone approach of photovoltaic (PV) modeling is proposed to determine the electrical characteristics of PV modules covered with nonuniform snow patterns under partial shading conditions. A precise estimation of the penetrating light into the snow layer on the surface of PV modules is obtained through the theory of Giddings and LaChapelle based on the physical and optical properties of the accreted snow. The single-diode-five-parameter equivalent circuit model of the PV unit is considered as the platform for the modeling approach. Original contributions are brought through: (1) the use of a contour-based discretization methodology that can separate any nonlinear PV characteristics to the multiple linear ones; (2) a swarm-based optimization methodology that is adapted to instantaneously update and evaluate the output characteristics of PV modules and (3) a power loss equation to represent the performance of non-uniformly-covered snowy PV panels. The proposed model was successfully tested using three different commercial types of PV technologies commonly used in North America. The accuracy of the proposed modeling approach for power loss determination was validated by processing real data of a 12-MW grid-connected PV farm. Due to the high extent of snow impact on the PV losses, the proposed model of PV modules could be regarded as a basis not only for analyzing PV plant performance, but also for optimizing the power converter design. en
dc.format.extent 15
dc.format.extent 197484-197498
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries IEEE Access en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 8 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title PSO-Based Modeling and Analysis of Electrical Characteristics of Photovoltaic Module under Nonuniform Snow Patterns en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Université du Québec en Outaouais
dc.contributor.department Renewable Energies for Power Systems
dc.contributor.department Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation en
dc.subject.keyword Giddings and LaChapelle equations
dc.subject.keyword Bouguer-Lambert law
dc.subject.keyword Partial shading
dc.subject.keyword PSO
dc.subject.keyword Efficiency
dc.subject.keyword Electrical characteristics
dc.subject.keyword Albedo
dc.subject.keyword Extinction coefficient
dc.subject.keyword Photowoltaic system
dc.subject.keyword Snow
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-2020113020602
dc.identifier.doi 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3034748
dc.type.version publishedVersion

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