This paper proposes a near accurate Solar PV Emulator using DC-DC Buck converter. A mathematical model serving as a reference is built using MATLAB/SIMULINK for emulating Solar PV characteristics. In the proposed Emulator by changing model parameter values it is possible to emulate any Solar PV characteristics. Hardware implementation is done using dSPACE ds1104 controller board and a closed loop control system is built using PI controller. The proposed Emulator has the following characteristics: 1. Fast and accurate Solar PV Emulator with easy interfacing and real-T ime control 2. Features to extend the system for other Solar PV panels 3. DC-DC Buck converter having high bandwidth. 4. Faster dynamic response and highly stable output with lower response time. 5. Lower output voltage and current ripple. Experimentations are done under different operating conditions and the results obtained are compared with the existing Emulators. © 2014 Published by Elsevier Ltd.