RE540 Photovoltaic Trainer

RE540 Photovoltaic Trainer

A complete 80W solar panel system with instrumentation panel containing a battery charge controller, panel loading system, all relevant instrumentation and an external deep cycle 110Amp hour battery.

Instrumentation includes high accuracy solarimeter, panel temperature, electrical charging and load power measurement.

The system may be expanded by the addition of extra optional solar panels and batteries.

Computerised data acquisition, a solar simulator, external loads and an inverter are also available as optional extras.

RE540 Photovoltaic Trainer

Solar Panel: High quality nominal 80W 12v solar panel (Areal 0.6m2) suitable for continuous external use. Optional expansion up to 4 panels per unit.

Instrumentation and Control: Instrumentation panel containing battery charge controller, panel loading system, power and panel temperature measurement, power outlet and integral safety cut outs.

Battery: Deep cycle, sealed lead acid 110Amp hour. Additional batteries available as optional extra.

Optional Items:-

Optional Water Pump RE540A

A water pump specifically designed for use with solar installations.

Optional Single Phase Inverter RE540B

A single phase inverter designed to provide a single phase AC mains source from the solar/battery system.

Optional Additional 80W Solar panel RE540C

Optional Additional Deep Cycle Battery RE540D

Optional Solar Simulator RE540E .

An optional solar array that can be attached to the panel to simulate incident solar radiation.

Optional Data Acquisition Upgrade

An optional Computerised Data Acquisition Upgrade REC540A comprising of an electronic data logger, menu driven software and all necessary transducers, allows all relevant parameters to be simultaneously displayed and recorded on a suitable PC. The software allows review and printing of data and transfer to spreadsheets for complex analysis and calculation. The upgrade can be purchased as a factory fitted  item or for later addition with full installation instructions.

  • Investigation of electrical conversion efficiency relative to solar radiation.
  • Investigation of the effect of panel inclination and angle of latitude.
  • Measurement of solar panel output characteristics under load and the effect of panel temperature.
  • Examination of battery charge management system.
  • Measurement of overall system performance under load.

If operated in ambient sunlight the unit is self powered and requires no mains services.