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Solar Application Software Provides Out-of-the-box I-V Curve Data

Mon, 04/26/2010 - 7:14am
solar application softwareChroma Systems Solutions’ Solar Application Soft Panel software tool uses the company’s 63600 series DC Electronic Loads to generate PV module I-V curves and track their Maximum Power Point. Through an intuitive graphical user interface, the Soft Panel allows users to record and analyze a module's electrical characteristics and output behavior without having to configure any hardware. Analyzing module I-V data at various stages of the PV process can aid in assuring product reliability. This software provides and reports valuable information from early signs of degradation that may develop over the course of the PV module's life. According to the company, the Solar Application Soft Panel utilizes DMM like measurement accuracy and multiple power ranges found in the 63600 Series DC Loads. These electronic loads are capable of operating at low voltages, thus eliminating any need for external bias sources and minimizing data losses near the Isc point. Its Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) capability uses Chroma's loads to keep the PV module operating at its maximum efficiency, the company asserts. Analyzing a PV module's ability to output maximum available power over an extended period of time and in various climate conditions can also provide desirable design feedback.

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