The Solar Monitoring Project aims to acquire, analyze, and display solar panel information from photovoltaic cells atop the EERC. In addition to displaying voltage, current, and power data in real time in Dr. Santoso’s lab, the data will be stored on a public web server for easy access.
The Solar Monitoring Project is significant because it allows for previously unattainable information to be gathered in the lab. The information can be used to analyze different load behaviors and explore the advantages of implementing maximum power point tracking for a photovoltaic load.
Alex Tanner Rodriguez