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Since the beginning of time, people have been fascinated by the sun. Throughout history,
farming and agriculture efforts have relied upon the suns rays to grow crops and sustain
populations. Only recently, however, have we developed the ability to harness the suns
awesome power. The resulting technologies have promising implications for the future of
renewable energy and sustainability. Solar power is a form of energy harnessed from the power
and heat of the suns rays. It is renewable, and therefore a green source of energy. Just like
wind power, solar power is a virtually unlimited and inexhaustible resource. As technologies
improve and the materials used in PV panels become greener, the carbon footprint of solar
power becomes smaller and smaller and the technique becomes more accessible to the masses.

Every hour the sun beams onto Earth more than enough energy to satisfy global energy needs for
an entire year Today, the technology produces less than one tenth of one percent of global energy
demand. Some uses of solar energy are:

Solar Panel
The most common way of harnessing energy from the sun is through photovoltaic (PV) panels
those large, mirror-like panels youve likely seen on rooftops, handheld solar devices, and even
spacecrafts. However, this type of energy also depend upon the climatic conditions of the region
i.e. Sunlight.

Solar Turbine
On a much larger scale, solar thermal power plants employ various techniques to concentrate the
sun's energy as a heat source. The heat is then used to boil water to drive a steam turbine that
generates electricity in much the same fashion as coal and nuclear power plants, supplying
electricity for thousands of people.

Objective of project
The aim of this project is to implement a full Solar system model in MATLAB Simulink
program with the purpose of calculating the current, power and FF of the system through
simulations. Solar system modeling has been done based on mathematical models of PV

Advantages of Solar Energy:

Solar power has the following advantages:

Solar power is fuel source without limit.

Free main source of power is the sun.

it is environment friendly, clean, do not contribute to global

warming, acid rains or smog, helps the decrease of harmful

greenhouses gas emissions.

We can use it for different purposes: vehicles running on

solar power.

It is a renewable energy source.

It gives us a way to harness power in remote locations.

The development of new technologies allows us to store the

collected solar power through solar power battery chargers.

Solar power is cheaper than electricity heating.