ERIC Number: EJ1143260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Abstractor: As Provided
An LED Solar Simulator for Student Labs
González, Manuel I.
Physics Education, v52 n3 Article 035002 May 2017
Measuring voltage-current and voltage-power curves of a photovoltaic module is a nice experiment for high school and undergraduate students. In labs where real sunlight is not available this experiment requires a solar simulator. A prototype of a simulator using LED lamps has been manufactured and tested, and a comparison with classical halogen simulators has been performed. It is found that LED light offers lower levels of irradiance, but much better performance in terms of module output for a given irradiance.
Descriptors: Simulation, Light, Lighting, Electromechanical Technology, Energy, Measurement Techniques, Science Experiments, Science Equipment, Secondary School Science, College Science, Teaching Methods, Science Laboratories
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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