Carlos Osorio, MathWorks
Photovoltaic solar power technology is being pushed to the forefront as a viable alternative source of renewable energy. Addressing the key design challenges involved in the development and implementation of these systems requires simulation tools capable of not only modeling and analyzing the behavior of diverse electronic components, but also the ability to combine them with the associated control algorithms and evaluate the full system performance.
In this webinar, MathWorks engineers demonstrate how to use dynamic models to test and validate the performance of photovoltaic systems that include the PV arrays, the power converters and inverter electronics, and a variety of loading conditions, including a connection to the utility grid. The examples show how simulation can be used to perform design trade-offs and to develop and test control algorithms, including maximum power point tracking (MPPT).