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Capture an IV Curve of a Solar Panel - Solar Module Test Part 2 of 2

Question asked by paulf on Sep 10, 2012
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In Part 2 of this demonstration, we will capture a family of IV curves at different temperatures. We will use Agilent's NEW N6784A general purpose SMU to capture an IV curve of a solar panel. The N6784A is a four quadrant PS and can be used to sweep through the IV curve of a solar panel. A simple program was created to step through the voltages and measure the current which is then plotted. In addition, we will use a 34972A Data Acquisition Unit to measure the temperature. We connect the 34972A to a pocket router so that readings are sent over a WiFi connection.

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