The explosive growth in the solar industry has intensified the need for solar cell and module test and measurement solutions. Either turnkey solutions or test-system building blocks with software are available. However, real tradeoffs must be made between cost, speed-to-test and swift solution obsolescence due to this industry's rapidly developing technologies.

This webcast will provide insight on configuring and implementing a flexible I-V characterization solution for high powered solar cells, modules, and solar concentrators that has the unique ability to capture I-V curves under illuminated conditions, or characterize the dark or reverse bias region of the cell or module under test. The solution discussed will decrease test costs without sacrificing performance, while increasing test flexibility to handle a rapidly changing testing environment.

Duration: One hour

Who should view this webcast:
Designers/manufacturers/installers of solar cells, solar panel, solar concentrators or solar power systems for residential and commercial terrestrial solar applications.

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Neil Forcier, Application Engineer, Agilent Technologies, System Products Division

Neil Forcier served in the US Navy for six years as an Electronic Test Equipment Calibration Technician on board the USS Harry S Truman CVN-75. Neil earned his bachelor's degree in engineering from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park campus. He is currently working as an Application Engineer for the System Products Division at Agilent Technologies. One of his key areas of focus at Agilent Technologies includes automated test for the alternative energy industry.