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Modeling and Simulation of an Emulator of Photovoltaic Generator

Mustapha Elyaqouti, Lahoussine Bouhouch, Ahmed Ihlal. Published in Power Electronics.

Communications on Applied Electronics
Year of Publication: 2016
Publisher: Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Authors: Mustapha Elyaqouti, Lahoussine Bouhouch, Ahmed Ihlal

Mustapha Elyaqouti, Lahoussine Bouhouch and Ahmed Ihlal. Modeling and Simulation of an Emulator of Photovoltaic Generator. Communications on Applied Electronics 5(8):49-52, August 2016. BibTeX

	author = {Mustapha Elyaqouti and Lahoussine Bouhouch and Ahmed Ihlal},
	title = {Modeling and Simulation of an Emulator of Photovoltaic Generator},
	journal = {Communications on Applied Electronics},
	issue_date = {August 2016},
	volume = {5},
	number = {8},
	month = {Aug},
	year = {2016},
	issn = {2394-4714},
	pages = {49-52},
	numpages = {4},
	url = {},
	doi = {10.5120/cae2016652327},
	publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
	address = {New York, USA}


In this paper, we suggest and simulate a model of an electronic device emulating the electric behavior of a photovoltaic generator. This emulator can power an electric installation under study, to adjust it and/or test it. The proposed model is composed on a buck converter controlled by a PWM signal (Pulse Width Modulation). This emulator reproduces perfectly the behavior of the photovoltaic panel Kyocera-KC40 used in the ERTAIER laboratory (Research team in advanced technologies and renewable energy engineering).


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Photovoltaic panel; Photovoltaic emulator; Buck converter; Signal PWM