Photovoltaic-Model-Based Solar Irradiance Estimators: Performance Comparison and Application to Maximum Power Forecasting

  title={Photovoltaic-Model-Based Solar Irradiance Estimators: Performance Comparison and Application to Maximum Power Forecasting},
  author={E. Scolari and F. Sossan and M. Paolone},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy},
  • E. Scolari, F. Sossan, M. Paolone
  • Published 2018
  • Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Environmental Science
  • IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy
  • Due to the increasing proportion of distributed photovoltaic (PV) production in the generation mix, the knowledge of the PV generation capacity has become a key factor. In this paper, we propose to compute the PV plant maximum power starting from the indirectly estimated irradiance. Three estimators are compared in terms of ability to compute the PV plant maximum power, bandwidth, and robustness against measurements noise. The approaches rely on measurements of the DC voltage, current, and cell… CONTINUE READING
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