Design and Development of Solar Insolation Simulator

Arnaan Ronghangpi, Jyoti Mahanta, Joram Henjum


To get the desired atmosphere for laboratory work is a difficult job for researchers. Specially, it is very much unreliable to get the required solar irradiance directly from the Sun. To solve this issue, a solar insolation simulator is designed and fabricated, through which the insolation can be easily controlled with the help of Arduino based system. In this simulator, solar energy is simulated using halogen bulbs, which provide the necessary insolation. The light dependent resistor (LDR) connected to the Arduino measures the amount of solar insolation falling on the solar PV module. A fan is used to extract out the access heat generated by the bulb.


Arduino; Solar Insolation; Solar Energy; Solar Insolation Simulator; PV Module

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