Low-cost photovoltaic emulator for instructional laboratories

Vagapov, Yuriy and Anuchin, Alecksey (2017) Low-cost photovoltaic emulator for instructional laboratories. In: 51st IEEE Int. Universities Power Engineering Conference UPEC-2016, 6-8 Sept 2017, Coimbra, Portugal.

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This paper discusses a simple and cheap PV emulator based on a linear power supply that does not require a source of light to conduct laboratory experiments. The emulator has been designed to underpin students' understanding the properties of PV cell V-I characteristics and the ways to maximise the output power learned from lectures, tutorial and self-studies. The emulator has been built using “on the shelf” components and tested under rated power conditions. It demonstrated a good emulation of V-I characteristics within the rated range of the sun irradiation and the temperature.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Applied Science, Computing and Engineering
Depositing User: Hayley Dennis
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 12:44
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 12:44
URI: https://glyndwr.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17271

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