Undergraduate student Ms. Rawdha Ameen presented a paper entitled “Flexible and Scalable Photovoltaic Curve Tracer” at the 2018 International Conference on Photovoltaic Science and Technologies (PVCon) in Ankara, TURKEY / July 4, 2018.

The reported the results of a project to develop a curve-tracer for use with experimental photovoltaic modules on curved-surfaces. MATLAB was used to control a Keithly SMU connected to multiple PV cells via a switching matrix. The system was able to sequentially take i-v curve measurements to cooroborate results obtained by sumulation on the reserach project.