Modelling of a grid connected solar PV system using MATLAB/simulink

Jawairia Atiq, Prashant Kumar Soori

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This paper presents an easier approach for modelling a 10.44 kW grid connected photovoltaic (PV) system using MATLAB/Simulink. The proposed model consists of a PV array, Maximum power point tracker, Boost converter, Inverter and an LC filter. Modelling of these components has been described and demonstrated in detail. The impact of solar irradiance and temperature on the overall power generation of a grid connected PV system has been studied. Control to maintain constant voltage at the inverter output and for synchronization of the output frequency with the electric utility grid, phase locked loop and regulators have been designed and modelled. Modelling method is quite simple and can be adopted easily to study system characteristics at different conditions of temperature and solar insolation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45.1-45.7
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Simulation: Systems, Science and Technology
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Incremental conductance
  • Inverter control
  • MPPT
  • Photovoltaic
  • PV array

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modelling and Simulation


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