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Title: Tool for automated simulation of solar arrays using general-purpose simulators
Authors: Kasparis, Takis 
Pongratananukul, Nattorn
Keywords: Automation
Computer simulation
Computer software
Energy conversion
Issue Date: 2004
Publisher: IEEE
Source: Proceedings of the IEEE Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics, 2004, Urbana, Illinois
Abstract: The paper describes a tool developed to automate the study of solar array configurations using a general-purpose simulator such as Spice. The main advantage of the proposed method is that studies can be done for any solar array configuration formed from elementary models of solar cell units. Hierarchical structure of solar cell elements with semiconductor detail allows simulations of electrical properties as well as evaluation of environmental conditions impact Application examples such as the effect of unequal illumination on various array interconnections and the mismatch of solar cells will be presented to demonstrate the usefulness of the tool. The automated process will ease investigation of large system and worst-case study for given environmental scenarios.
ISSN: 10935142
Rights: © 2004 IEEE
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