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International Journal of Photoenergy
Volume 2014, Article ID 901581, 6 pages
Research Article

A Simple Method to Increase the Amount of Energy Produced by the Photovoltaic Panels

Department of Electronics and Computers, Transilvania University of Brasov, 50036 Brasov, Romania

Received 31 May 2013; Accepted 4 November 2013; Published 19 January 2014

Academic Editor: David Lee Phillips

Copyright © 2014 Daniel Tudor Cotfas and Petru Adrian Cotfas. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The photovoltaic energy can become competitive by the conjugate effort of the researchers and manufacturers. Increasing the amount of electricity supplied by photovoltaic panels is a challenge. The paper briefly presents some methods which can lead to achieving this goal. A simple method to increase the quantity of the electrical energy delivered by the photovoltaic panels is also presented in this paper alongside the experimental setup and the software created in LabVIEW for monitoring the output of the panels.