Solar Test Data
Some time in the coming weeks I will be setting up my “cumbersome” but very accurate outdoor test equipment to collect actual power data from, at least, the cosmetically rejected solar race car-type laminate pictured here. The solar cells in this laminate are of the same variety as what Aptera will be using. It is a flexible laminate so I was thinking of temporarily mounting it to curved surfaces that would be representative of Aptera’s curves. I am able to add discrete “bypass” diodes (Schottky barrier only) across each sub-string of 8 cells).
If anyone here is interested, please feel free to suggest tests/orientations/shading/whatever that they’d like to see data for and if I able to do it I will and I’ll be happy to pass on the data.