Solar Energy

Solar energy technologies, which harness the sun’s energy to generate electrical power, represent some of the fastest growing sources of renewable energy on the market today. Engineers and scientists worldwide are collaborating to lower the material costs of solar cells, increase the production efficiency of solar power plants, and create innovative solutions for applications based on photovoltaic (PV) and solar thermal collector technology. National Instruments offers a complete platform of tools and technologies that facilitate and increase the productivity of these efforts.

Solar Panel Validation and Verification

  • Vision Inspection
  • Compliance Testing
  • Automated Test

Photovoltaic Test and Manufacturing

  • I-V Characterization
  • Pulsed I-V Testing
  • Open-Short Testing

Solar Control and Monitoring

  • Sun Tracking
  • Power and Environmental Monitoring
  • Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)

Solar Manufacturing

  • Machine and Process Control
  • Vision Guided Motion and Robotics
  • Analog Measurements and Signal Processing

Solar Energy Overview Webcast

View an introductory webcast about the NI technologies available for the solar power industry.

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Industrial Control Solar Power Resource Kit

See how customers have solved solar power challenges related to industrial measurement and control.

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Automated Test Solar Power Resource Kit

See how customers have solved solar power challenges related to automated test.

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