Microinverter Test Using Agilent SAS Part 2 of 11 — Solar Cell

I have here an individual solar cell. It looks like this and when it gets illuminated it puts out DC voltage, and this one puts out about half a volt to a volt and the short circuit current on it would be probably several amps – two, three, four, five, maybe even six amps – […]

Capture an IV Curve of a Solar Panel Solar Module Test; Part 1 of 2

Today we’re going to capture an IV curve of a solar panel using our new N6784A SMU module. It’s a four-quadrant power supply and can be used in the 1U high compact system mainframe or it could be used in a bench-friendly DC power analyzer. For our demonstration today, we’ve installed the SMU module into […]

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

Today we’re going to look at temperature and how it affects the IV curve. We’re also going to look at how to measure and record the temperature. In a previous demo we looked at light and how light affected the IV curve. As we lowered the illumination, we saw that there was less current produced […]