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Solar Powered Module for Portable Computers

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David Serrano

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Puerto Rico-Mayaguez, Puerto Ricoe-mail: d_serrano@me.uprm.edu

J. Sol. Energy Eng 125(2), 207-211 (May 08, 2003) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1563631 History: Received June 01, 2002; Revised January 01, 2003; Online May 08, 2003
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Test under shadow/cloudy day
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Power output under cloudy conditions
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Test under fluorescent light
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Power test under fluorescent light
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Test under Incandescent light
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Angle test under fluorescent light
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Angle test under full sun light
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Solar cell comparison normalized to crystalline output

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