Solar Panel Interface
will allow you to quickly and accurately
characterize two solar panels in series or
parallel. The graphic software displays
the solar panels
and load resistance (black)
outputs - all together - on a single plotting
screen like the one here.
manually plotting IV curves, the Solar
Panel Interface does this for you
automatically by you adjusting an external
variable load resistor - immediately showing the
maximum power point for any load and solar
panel series or parallel configuration.
You can also
determine the effects of heat, shadowing and
tilt angle on the solar panel's performance.
Experiments have been provided for all of these
The user Manual
and the experiments are written for students and
experimenters that already have an understanding
of the basic concepts of solar panel
construction and operation including
series/parallel hookups, and who wish to explore
more advanced issues surrounding these renewable
The Solar Panel Interface
can accommodate voltages up to 28 volts DC and
currents up to 1 amp. The Series-Parallel
switch makes selecting either panel
configuration a snap.
In the Solar Panel
Interface you have a professional
measurement instrument that is suitable for a
serious study of solar panels.
To make your Solar Panel
Interface complete, you can add two 12 volt solar panels to make
the series-parallel experiments that much easier for you to
perform. Each panel is 18 volts VOC, 60mA ISC, 4 3/4 x 4
inch. Includes wires for
connectors for easy hookup to board
solar panels to your SPI Lab
Double the FREE POWER of the Sun!
Automatically follows the arc or angle of the sun from sunrise
to sunset using its own sun-generated power! A commercial as
well as a highly educational device. Solar panels purchased
separately. Designed to operate with our SPE series of solar
panels above up to 9" wide, except the SPE Folding Paks.
Download Solar Panel Interface User Manual