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Static concentrating photovoltaic modelling using MATLAB.

Muhammad-Sukki, Firdaus; Farooq, Haroon; Abu-Bakar, Siti Hawa; Ardila-Rey, Jorge Alfredo; Sellami, Nazmi; Kilpatrick, Ciaran; Muhtazaruddin, Mohd Nabil; Bani, Nurul Aini; Zulkipli, Muhammad


Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki

Haroon Farooq

Siti Hawa Abu-Bakar

Jorge Alfredo Ardila-Rey

Nazmi Sellami

Ciaran Kilpatrick

Mohd Nabil Muhtazaruddin

Nurul Aini Bani

Muhammad Zulkipli


The world has recorded an increasing interest and staggering investment in renewable technology in the last two decades, specifically in solar photovoltaic (PV). Concentrating PV (CPV) is one of PV's technology advancements and is gaining popularity for integration in a building. Various CPV designs are currently being investigated by researchers. The aim of this paper is to design and develop a MATLAB programme that can predict the electrical properties of a static concentrator that is designed with a ±40° acceptance angle. The programme was utlizied to determine the angular characteristics of the static concentrator between acceptance angle of -50° and 50°. It is proposed that the optoelectronic gain, Copto-e values be incorporated into the model to simulate a CPV design. The incident angle values (within ±50°) were chosen to demonstrate that the static concentrator could collect solar energy within its designed acceptance angle of ±40°. The current-voltage and power-voltage characteristics are generated for each simulation, and critical parameters such as the maximum power, open-circuit voltage, short-circuit current, and optoelectronic gain were identified and measured. The programme was found to be able to determine the electrical properties for the static concentrator.


MUHAMMAD-SUKKI, F., FAROOQ, H., ABU-BAKAR, S.H., ARDILA-REY, J.A., SELLAMI, N., KILPATRICK, C. MUHTAZARUDDIN, M.N., BANI, N.A. and ZULKIPLI, M. 2021. Static concentrating photovoltaic modelling using MATLAB. Journal of physics: conference series [online], 2053: proceedings of 1st Advanced research on renewable energy for universal sustainability international conference 2021 (ARUS 2021), 22-24 June 2021, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, article 012003. Available from:

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Conference Name 1st Advanced research on renewable energy for universal sustainability international conference (ARUS 2021)
Conference Location Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Acceptance Date Oct 1, 2021
Online Publication Date Oct 22, 2021
Publication Date Oct 22, 2021
Deposit Date Nov 19, 2021
Publicly Available Date Nov 19, 2021
Journal Journal of physics: conference series
Print ISSN 1742-6588
Electronic ISSN 1742-6596
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 2053
Article Number 012003
Keywords Solar photovoltaic (PV); Concentrating PV (CPV); Static concentrator
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