Gpu-based parameter estimation method for photovoltaic electrical models

Jieming Ma*, T. O. Ting, Huiqing Wen, Baochuan Fu, Jianmin Ban

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Parameter estimation (PE) is one of the most challenging problems in photovoltaic (PV) system modeling. Owing to the ability to handle nonlinear functions regardless of the derivatives information, meta-heuristics have attracted many researchers. Recently, many implementations of particle swarm optimization (PSO) based PE method have been proposed in the literature. However, these algorithms utilize multiple agents or particles in the search process, and are normally compute intensive. In this paper, we describe our implementation of PSO on graphic processing units (GPUs) using open computing language (OpenCL). The proposed method has been specifically designed and entirely executed on the GPUs to provide a reduction of computational costs. Results show that the GPU-based PE is faster in comparison with its sequential implementation of PSO, and this proves the efficacy of the GPU framework.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligence Science and Big Data Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationBig Data and Machine Learning Techniques - 5th International Conference, IScIDE 2015, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsZhi-Hua Zhou, Baochuan Fu, Fuyuan Hu, Zhancheng Zhang, Zhi-Yong Liu, Yanning Zhang, Xiaofei He, Xinbo Gao
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319238616
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event5th International Conference on Intelligence Science and Big Data Engineering, IScIDE 2015 - Suzhou, China
Duration: 14 Jun 201516 Jun 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference5th International Conference on Intelligence Science and Big Data Engineering, IScIDE 2015


  • Modeling
  • Parameter estimation
  • Particle swarm optimization
  • Photovolatic


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