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IV Curve

  1. Jul 26, 2012 #1
    hi Guys,
    can anyone suggest me some software by which i can plot IV curve for solar panels by just feeding in open circuit voltage, short circuit current, max power, max current and voltage, efficiency.
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 26, 2012 #2
    Download LTSpice and use the equivalent circuit of a photovoltaic cell as your starting point. It might not be the magic pill solution you hoped for but it'll give you a good feel for how the various parameters that characterize a pv cell affect the IV curve.

    If you show some effort I'll help you later when I have time.
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