•  Solar Energy Trainer - Photovoltaic Experiments
     
    Solar Energy Trainer

    A collection of photovoltaic cells, circuit modules, and instrumentation with an experimental platform suitable for

    classroom demonstrations and student experiments. All components are fitted in a custom carrying case for convenient

    storage and easy transport. The AE 101 can be combined with the

    AE 102 Hydrogen Fuel Cell for solar experiments

    with a electrolyzer. Add the

    AE 103 Wind Energy Trainer to setup a hybrid wind/solar system with electrolyser.

    Experiments:

    Measuring irradiance of different light sources

    Solar cell as a energy converter

    Solar cell as a energy converter and diode function

    Open circuit voltage of a solar cell at different shadowing conditions

    Short circuit current of a solar cell at different shadowing conditions

    Open circuit voltage and short circuit current of a solar cell at different levels of irradiance

    Short circuit current of a solar cell at multiple angles of incidence

    Series connection of solar cells / different shadowing condition

    Parallel connection of solar cells / different shadowing conditions

    Characteristic curve of a solar cell (I/U) / different levels of irradiance

    Characteristic curve of a solar cell (U/P), MPP, determination of efficiency

    Simulation: Short circuit current of a solar cell based on position of the sun (sunrise to sunset)

    Charging a GoldCap (energy storage) / accumulator with solar cells

    Discharging a GoldCap (energy storage) / accumulator with electric motor and light bulb

     

     
     

    Equipment:

    Custom yellow suitcase with protective foam cutouts

    Base board with inserts for circuit modules & multi-meters

    Low voltage (12 V ) halogen lamp

    Power supply with dimmer switch and power cable

    Solar module with 4 single cells and angle adjustment

    2 multimeters with connectors

    Sensor box for measuring irradiance

    Load box with electric motor and light bulb

    Storage box with NC accumulator with GoldCap and blocking diode

    Measuring box with variable resistor

    Flexible connecting cords; brass contacts / hard copper gold plated

    Experiments manual