For more information on Solar Panel goto :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photovoltaic_system
For Project developement and intergration goto :
Low cost Solar Panel Efficiency Tester. Designed specially for educational purpose. Come with Light souce, controller with resistors loads and automatic testing / datalogging software.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Software Screen Shots
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))
Connection to the Solar Panel
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.
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Solar Panel Efficiency Tester
MTL System Solar Panel Efficiency Tester come complete with a Halogen Light Source, Controller (with built in load resistors) and Datalogging Software.
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