Educational Experimental Platform for Emulation of Photovoltaic Modules

  • Srđan Lale University of East Sarajevo, Faculty of Electrical Engineering
  • Milomir Šoja
  • Slobodan Lubura
  • Marko Ikić
Keywords: PV emulator, PV characteristics, buck converter, I2 dual current mode control


This paper presents a one solution for photovoltaic (PV) emulator. A main part of the developed PV emulator is buck converter with recently proposed new I2 dual current mode control (I2 DCMC). The given simulation and experimental results demonstrate excellent performances of the proposed PV emulator: matching between the characteristics obtained from the developed mathematical (simulation) model of the PV module and from the PV emulator, adaptability to the emulated changes in solar insolation and temperature, simple and efficient manipulation with PV module parameters and operating conditions, which is useful especially for education purposes, and fast dynamics.

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