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DetailsoftheSolarPVLaboratoryKits

Introduction
India has launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in 2009 with the ambitious target of installing 20,000 MW of solar power in the country by the year 2022. In ordertoachievesuchatarget,thereisaneedfortrainedmanpowerintheSolarPhotovoltaic. TheMinistryofNewandRenewableEnergy(MNRE)hassetupNationalCentreforPhotovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE, www.ncpre.iitb.ac.in) at IIT Bombay. This center is working towards the research and development, as well as education and training in the field of solar PV. As a part of education and activity, NCPRE conducted Teach 1000 teachers Training Program. The laboratory kit was developed for this workshop as experiments are helpful to enforcetheconceptstaughtduring thelecturehours. TheLaboratorykitwasfound veryuseful for training manpower and therefore, MNRE has funded NCPREs effort to provide complementarylaboratorykitstocollegesrunningcoursesinSolarPVorRenewableEnergy.

ContentsofSolarPVLabKits
The kit is designed using the easily available components. A total of five numbers of solar PV LabKitsareprovided,outofthesefive;twokitshaveI.Pregistrationasmentionedbelow: 1. PVModuleCharacterizationKit 2. PVCellCharacterizationKit(IPapplication3719/MUM/2011dated30/12/2011) 3. PVSystemCharacterizationKit 4. LifetimeMeasurementKit 5. SpectralResponseMeasurementKit The detailed description of each of the Solar PV Lab kits is provided in the later section of this document.UsingthesefivePVLabKits,severalexperimentscanbeperformedwhicharelisted below.

Experimentsthatcanbeperformedusingthelabkit:
The details of the experiments that can be performed on a single Solar PV Lab Kit is given in Table1.

Table1:DetailsoftheexperimentsthatcanbeperformedonSolarPVLabKit Kit No. LabKit Experimentsthatcanbeperformed 1. Identifyingandmeasuringtheparametersof asolarPVmoduleinthefield 2. SeriesandParallelConnectionofPVmodules 3. Estimatingtheeffectofsuntrackingon energygenerationbysolarPVmodules 4. EfficiencymeasurementofStandaloneSolar PVSystem 5. Measurementofcurrentvoltage characteristicsofcrystallinesiliconsolarcell a)Measurementbyusing4quadrantpower supplyandsolarcellasloadi)indarkandii) underillumination. b)Measurementbyusingsolarcellaspower sourceunderillumination 6. Measurementofcurrentvoltage characteristicsoftwosolarcellsconnected a)inseriesandb)inparallel. 7. Dependenceofcurrentvoltage characteristicsofcrystallinesiliconsolarcell on a)lightintensityandb)temperatureof solarcell 4 5 6 LifetimeMeasurementKit SpectralResponseMeter SimulationExperiments: 8. Carrierlifetimeinasolarcell 9. Spectralresponsemeasurementand quantumefficiencymeasurements 10. PC1Dforsolarcellsimulation(freeware) 11. Sequelforcircuitsimulation(freeware)

PVModuleCharacterization Kit PVSystemCharacterization Kit

PVCellCharacterizationKit

ThedetailsofthesolarPVLabKitsdevelopedatNCPRE,IITBombay:
1. PVModuleCharacterizationKit
Developer: ProfChetanS.Solanki AssociateProfessor DeptofEnergyScienceandEngineering IITBombay,Powai,Mumbai400076

2. PVSystemCharacterizationKit
Developer: ProfChetanS.Solanki AssociateProfessor DeptofEnergyScienceandEngineering IITBombay,Powai,Mumbai400076

3. CarrierLifetimeMeasurementKit
Developer: ProfJuzerVasi Professor DeptofElectricalEngineering IITBombay,Powai,Mumbai400076

4. SEQUEL
Developer: ProfMaheshB.Patil Professor DeptofElectricalEngineering IITBombay,Powai,Mumbai400076

ThedetailsofthesolarPVLabKitsdevelopedjointlywithWRICand NCPRE,IITBombayandtheIPapplicationisalsomentioned:

1. PVCellCharacterizationKit
Name of the tool: Integrated apparatus for education of Solar Cells: IP application 3719/MUM/2011 dated 30/12/2011 Inventors' Names: Arora Brij Mohan, IIT-Bombay Narsale Arun Mahadev, WRIC Oak Anand haradchandra, WRIC Shah Hema Hitesh, WRIC; Chitte Govind Devram, WRIC Kadanga Ramankutty

2. SpectralResponseMeasurementKit
Inventors' Names: Arora Brij Mohan, IIT-Bombay Narsale Arun Mahadev, WRIC Oak Anand haradchandra, WRIC Shah Hema Hitesh, WRIC; Chitte Govind Devram, WRIC Kadanga Ramankutty

Table2:ComponentsintheSolarPVLabKits ItemNo. PVLabTrainingKitComponents PVModuleCharacterizationKit 1 PVmodulekit 2 SlidingRheostat(200ohms,2.5Amps) 3 Pouch(Extraaccessorieslikecables,pins) 4 Solarcellforradiationmeasurement PVCellCharacterizationKit solarsimulatorkit Glasssheets(ClearandFrosted) LightAttenuators(WireMeshfilters) 4quadrantpowersupply Blackclothpiece PVSystem Battery(12volts,7.2Ah) Inverter(100Watts) WiresforDC4mm2 WiresforAC2.5mm2 LifetimeTester Lifetimetestingkit CD Video11number 2softwarePC1DSequel SoftCopyofPVLabManual PVLabManual

Quantity 1 1 1 1

5 6 7 8 9

1 2 4 1 1

10 11 12 13

1 1 1 1

14 15

1 1

16

Figure1:PVmodulecharacterizationkitanditscomponents

Figure2: Solarcellsimulatoranditscomponents

Figure3:Solarcellasradiationmeasurementunit. Figure4:Setupformeasuringtheefficiencyofstandalonesolar PVsystem.


Figure5:CarrierLifetimeMeasurementKitanditscomponents Figure6:SpectralResponsemeasurementkit