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Solar Cell I-V measurement

  1. May 22, 2016 #1
    What equipment is needed for illuminated I-V measurements of a solar cell?

    light source, 2 multimeters
    light source, 2 multimeters, variable resistor, voltage source
    light source of variable intensity, 2 multimeters, irradiance meter
    Light source, 2 multimeters, variable resistor
    PV analyser

    I assume we obviously need a light source, 2 multimeters (one for current measurement and one for voltage measurement) and a variable resistor. As we move the variable resistor the I-V curve will change.

    I got asked this question a while ago, and completed some illuminated I-V measurements, but I forgot what equipment I used and I can't find anything online at the moment.
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  3. May 22, 2016 #2


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    That works.
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