Simulation of Complete Solar PV Systems 

Optimizing PV System Design Performance and Reliability 

Introduction
Saber and TCAD Sentaurus now provide a path from raw cell technology to an optimized solar power system in a fraction of the traditional time and cost. These industry proven tools deliver the simulation capabilities required for virtual prototyping and validation of complex solar cell structures and power electronic systems.

PV System Design Challenges
  • Minimizing interconnect losses
  • Evaluating and minimizing the effects of environmental variation
    • Light intensity and incidence angle
    • Temperature variation
    • Electrical environment
  • Optimizing power conversion
Design Goals
  • Optimize for design performance and target reliability
  • Reduce the effects of variation on system performance
  • Lower production costs
Benefits of Saber Simulation
  • Development of application-optimized solar arrays and complete systems
  • System level virtual prototyping for test & validation before anything physical is built

Example Saber Schematic of a Solar PV System

Additional Information and Related Topics
Simulation in Photovoltaics with TCAD Sentaurus and Saber: From Solar Cells to Systems (Webinar)
Simulation In Photovoltaics: From Solar Cells To Full-Scale Arrays (Article)
The Role of Simulation in Photovoltaics: From Solar Cells To Arrays (Presentation)
Solar Cell Simulation – Synopsys TCAD for PV Cell Performance and Cost Optimization



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