Category Archives: Spatial Modelling

A distributed network modelling Approach for spatially-resolved characterisation of photovoltaic modules

Authors: X. Wu, M. Bliss, A. Sinha, TR. Betts, R. Gupta, R.¬†Gottschalg 9th Photovoltaic Science Application and Technology (PVSAT-9), Swansea, UK, pp. 49-52, April 2013 The application of distributed modelling technique is becoming popular in characterisation of photovoltaic (PV) modules for its ability to investigate localised behaviour. A PV module is a 3D device in […]

Modelling spatial electrical properties in photovoltaic modules using PV-oriented nodal analysis

Authors: X. Wu, M. Bliss, A. Sinha, TR. Betts, R. Gupta, R.¬†Gottschalg 39th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON 2013), Vienna, Austria, pp. 8098-8103, November 2013 Inhomogeneities in photovoltaic (PV) devices can cause spatially non-uniform performances and hence, electrical mismatches which will reduce the overall power generation. A distributed electrical modelling technique […]

Fast spatially-resolved electrical modelling for photovoltaic cells using accelerated PV-oriented nodal analysis

Authors: X. Wu, M. Bliss, TR. Betts, R. Gottschalg 10th Photovoltaic Science Application and Technology (PVSAT-10), Loughborough, UK, pp. 225-228, April 2014 Photovoltaic-oriented nodal analysis (PVONA) is a software scheme containing a distributed electrical model and a simulation engine for high-resolution simulation of localised electrical properties of PV cells. The performance of the older version […]

Fast electrical modelling for spatially-resolved characterization of amorphous silicon photovoltaic cells

Authors: X. Wu, M. Bliss, J. Zhu, TR. Betts, R. Gottschalg 40th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC-40), Denver, USA, pp. 2620-2625, June 2014. A fast spatially-resolved electrical modelling approach for amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaic (PV) cells is introduced. An a-Si PV cell can be represented by a discrete circuit network of equivalent diode units and […]

Distributed network modelling approach for spatially-resolved characterisation of photovoltaic modules

Authors: X. Wu, M. Bliss, A. Sinha, TR. Betts, R. Gupta, R. Gottschalg IET Renewable Power Generation, vol. 8, no. 5, 2014. Distributed electrical modelling and simulation plays an important role in investigating local operating points and the overall power generation of photovoltaic (PV) modules. A PV module is a three-dimensional device in which inhomogeneities […]