Axiom Test Equipment Blog – Investigating Inverters as Part of a Solar Array
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June 3, 2019 - Vista, California - Axiom Test Equipment, an electronic test equipment
rentals and sales company headquartered in North County San Diego, has published
a blog post entitled, "Investigating Inverters as Part of a Solar Array,"
which discusses the technical and test requirements for the subject. Solar power
supplies are being used for remote and/or unmanned communications and data collection
and reporting locations across the globe, and careful attention must be paid to
component selection. RF Cafe visitor Joe Cahak published a great whitepaper entitled,
Solar," that provides a detailed look at his personal solar power installation
project. Sophisticated test equipment is required for development and installation,
all of which Axiom Test Equipment can provide on a sale or lease basis.
Investigating Inverters as Part of a Solar Array
by Axiom Test Equipment
Solar energy is a clean alternative to other sources of electricity for many
business and home users of electricity, once the right equipment is installed. It
requires the highly visible solar panels placed in a position and an angle best
suited to "catch" the sunlight for the maximum amount of time each day. The number
of photovoltaic (PV) cells used in those panels is determined by the amount of electricity
required from a PV system and the maximum amount of power will not always be the
same due to cloudy days and rainstorms which will limit the amount of electricity
from PV sources. But solar energy is a renewable resource and is inexpensive once
a PV system has been installed and the different components working properly. This
can be done with the proper tools and the right test equipment to evaluate the conversion
of sunlight to direct-current (DC) electricity and then, if necessary, to check
on the change of DC voltage to AC voltage through an inverter. For many solar energy
arrays, that inverter is the most important part of the mix since it is only one
step away from the coffee maker!
PV-powered energy systems are becoming more common as individuals become more
environmentally aware and businesses become more bottom-line conscious. Such systems
are easy to identify by their large arrays of PV cells (hopefully) pointed towards
the sun and converting sunlight to DC electricity. The number of solar cells in
each array is determined by the amount of available sunlight, the amount of electricity
generated by each panel, and the amount of energy that will be consumed each day
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