Matlab simulation of solar panel MSX-64 at the best locations of Kermanshah province using GIS interpolation

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Electronics, College of Engineering, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran; Department of Electronics, College of Engineering, Kermanshah Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran

2 Department of Electronics, Faculty of Engineering, Razi University, Kermanshah, Iran; Department of Electronics, College of Engineering, Kermanshah Branch, Islamic Azad University, Kermanshah, Iran


Considering that the effective yield of a panel is equal to its total number of hours of solar radiation and temperature, only the effects of temperature and solar radiation intensity at the maximum power point (MPP) are investigated in this article. By collecting temperature data, sun's radiation hours from six synoptic meteorological stations in Kermanshah Province over the course of an eleven-year period (1995-2005), with the use of GIS software, a map of Kermanshah Province's temperature and radiation based on plotted latitude and longitude as well as the establishment of regression, the most suitable location for solar panels is proposed. In this MATLAB software simulation using the characteristics of panel MSX-64, all parameters have been considered and determined by the characteristics of the panel. Throughout the process, the design has been based on four parameters as the primary specifications of the solar panels: Isc, Voc, Imp, Vmp. With the ability to simulate other solar panels with temperatures and radiation intensity corresponding to each area, the I-V curve of each custom solar panel can be drawn, making it possible to obtain the maximum power.


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