Solar Power Logger

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    Solar Power Logger

    by: android interface 1971 26 8.4

    8.4 Users



    See how much power a solar panel could
    produce, using your phone.

    Don't spend thousands, first check using your
    android phone.

    Also can be used for solar heating to see
    what temperature rise you could get.

    Has been tested with a solar panel see
    graph in photos, quite good results using
    a Galaxy S3 with a filter over the light

    A customer has tested with a Pyranometer
    and results good.

    Galaxy Note has good light sensor going
    near to 1000 w/m2.

    Has many features see below.

    ->Displays Watts meter square,Power,kWh,kJ/h,oC/hour.

    ->Real time graph of Wm^2

    ->Set solar size in m^2

    ->Set pannel Efficiency

    15-20% for Electricity
    60% for solar heating
    Depends on solarcells or collector

    ->Water tank size Litres
    estimate oC rise per hour.

    >Cal light sensor mode
    Most phones will saturate under full sunlight
    max of 80,000LUX GS3

    So idea use a filter over the sensor so that
    full sunlight can be measured.

    Should give >100W/M^2 in good sunlight.

    1) Use a bright light source a lamp?
    2) Set reference light level
    3) Cover Phone light sensor with a
    filter, I use a small plastic sheet
    and tape.
    4) Select "add filter and cal"

    Now it will adjust the reading to the
    refernce light level.

    ->Save to LOG file

    ->Count KWH and reset

    First try the free app to test your phone has
    a light sensor.

    This is not a replacement for a Solar radiation meter
    but I found gives a good estimate.

    Tags: google spencer1565 , solar energy logger , solar power pro

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