Parameters Estimation of the Single Diode Model of a Photovoltaic Module Based on the Improved Patterns Search Method

Keywords: power electronic, photovoltaic system, MPPT, pattern search method, single-diode model


In this article, we propose the use of the optimization algorithm based on improved pattern search (IPSM), applying it to the estimation of the model parameters of a single diode of a photovoltaic cell. The parameters to be estimated are the photovoltaic current, the saturation current of the diode, the series resistance, the resistance in parallel, and the ideality factor of the diode. The estimation is made from the data obtained from a known curve, that is to say, that a photovoltaic cell could be characterized and from the data of the curve the parameters are extracted. The results are the identification of the parameters and the accuracy of the model concerning the reference at the point of maximum power (MPP). Additionally, a comparison is made with the model obtained with three estimations made with the particle swarm optimization algorithm (PSO), under the same conditions in the number of particles and iterations. The error found shows the similarity of the model with the reference obtained using the IPSM algorithm. 

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  • Author Biographies

    Andres Felipe Tobon Mejia, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano

    Magíster en Automatización y Control Industrial, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano; ingeniero en instrumentación y control industrial, Jaime Isaza Cadavid. Docente Ocasional, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano, Medellín, Colombia

    Jhon Jairo Rojas Montano, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano

    Magíster en Automatización y Control Industrial, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano; ingeniero electrónico,
    Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano. Docente de cátedra, Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano (ITM), Medellín,

    Sergio Ignacio Serna Garces, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    Doctor en Ingeniería Automática, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; magíster en Ingeniería, Universidad
    Nacional de Colombia; ingeniero electrónico, Universidad de Antioquia. Docente, Instituto Tecnológico
    Metropolitano (ITM), Medellín, Colombia.

    Jorge Aurelio Herrera Cuartas, Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano

    Doctor en Informática Industrial, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona; magíster en Informática Industrial,
    Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona; ingeniero electrónico, Universidad del Quindío. Decano, Universidad
    de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá, Colombia.

How to Cite
Tobon Mejia, A. F., Rojas Montano, J. J., Serna Garces, S. I., & Herrera Cuartas, J. A. (2021). Parameters Estimation of the Single Diode Model of a Photovoltaic Module Based on the Improved Patterns Search Method. Revista Ingenierías Universidad De Medellín, 20(38), 13-32.


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