MPPT 3000
MPPT 3000
The Institute for applied sustainability to the built environment (ISAAC) makes electronic equipment for measuring and analysing PV modules, solar simulators, data acquisition, etc., for both internal use and commercial purposes.
In this field it has made a maximum power point tracker (MPPT) called MPPT3000, and solar simulator light uniformity analyser (MUN), besides maturing experience in terms of making data acquisition systems, for both the electrical and meteorological magnitudes required for measuring and analysing photovoltaic and wind installations.

MPPT 3000 provides maximum power point analyses of panels

The Engineering team designs and makes various items of electronic equipment for measuring and analysing PV modules, solar simulators, data acquisition and various other requirements, for both internal use and commercial purposes.

The team has made a maximum power point tracker (MPPT) called MPPT3000 and a solar simulator light uniformity analyser called MUN.

The experience matured also allows the team to make data acquisition systems for the electrical and meteorological magnitudes required for measuring and analysing photovoltaic and wind installations.

MPPT3000 is a multifunctional measuring device for testing photovoltaic modules that, when connected to the individual modules, can identify their maximum power points. MPPT3000 can also be used to calculate the I-V curves, manually or automatically. The product has two RTD entry ports for measuring temperatures, and a voltage entry port (max 1V) generally utilised for the pyranometer, but which can also accommodate external sensors.

The MPPT3000 settings and controls can be accessed from an LCD display and from an integrated keypad, or remotely, using a simple programme, even by means of a PC. External resistances and a dissipator should always connected to the photovoltaic module so that the analysed equipment operates correctly.
This instrument was developed in the ISAAC - SUPSI laboratory specifically in order to analyse and measure photovoltaic modules with operating features of up to 200V/20A/250W.

From a technical aspect, the product allows and provides: 

  • accurate identification of the MPP point - 0.5 % error in the search for Pmpp
  • broad voltage and current scales: up to 200V / 20A / max 250W
  • the utilisation of the MPPT as a data logger to memorise all the data (energy, meteorological, I-V curves)
  • maximum transportability, also adapting utilisation to variable temperatures (from    -20°C to +40°C)
  • a galvanically isolated RS-485 interface: dialogue between master PC master and one or more MPPT devices
  • measurement and storage of I-V curve data  
  • simultaneous Im and Vm measurement
  • possibility to select scales during utilisation (in automatic or manual mode)  
  • possibility to measure and memorise external peripheral device data, usually meteorological parameters (T, G etc.) by means of external sensors
  • user-friendly management software
  • the IP 20 case


General information: nicolas.ostinelli@supsi.ch
Technical information: enrico.bura@supsi.ch

Contacts
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