For more information on Solar Panel goto :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltaic_system
For Project developement and intergration goto :
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Parameters setting for the software. Setting Irradiance to 50 watts per m square. And the area to be 0.7 m square.
Temperature and angulation is not set at this moment.
Resultant efficiency is at around 4.4 %. Suggest to test outside to use the actual sunlight to have even sunlight exposure on the solar panel. Result might be better.
Typical efficiency for the Solar panel range around 11%.
* Efficiency of Solar Panel = Max Power (Watt) / (Area (m2) x Irradiance (Watt/m2))
Posted by tclim at 9:03 AM
We connect the Solar Panel directly to the System. As we found out that the Solar Panel charger controller drop the voltage to around 12 V (suitable for charging the battery). The Solar Panel is capable of outputting a voltage of 16V so by passing the charger controller we get the actual voltage from the Solar Panel.