This paper presents the performance analysis of various solar photovoltaic (SPV) cell models by comparing the voltage, current and power output under normal and partially shaded conditions. The SPV panel consists of solar cells arranged in series-parallel to get the required output. The SPV panel output will be voltage, current and power. This output is completely depends on the solar irradiation and temperature. This paper compares the output of Ideal and general models of the PV cell under normal and partially shaded conditions. The simulation is carried out with the help of the Matlab/Simulink software and the performance of the various models of the PV cell is compared against the output voltage, current and power in terms of P-V and I-V curves under normal and partial shaded conditions. © 2017 IEEE.