Graphing Solar Output
Hi all. I've got an issues I need some help with. I've got one of my panels I think is either dying, or I've got something that's screwing up its output. So I'm wondering if there's a took, a device, or something that will allow me to take 1-5 minute snapshots throughout the day and graph how much power the panel is putting out so I can see if there's a pattern to the losses (which if there is, I'll know what time of day and can be there at the time it's happening and see if it's anything I can correct), or if it's something consistent enough that I can say it's faulty and replace it. The reason I ask is I'm not 100% certain it's either a partial failure on the part of the panel, or there's something else going on here (bad positioning, random shade, etc) that's causing the issue. Either way it's not putting out what it should, so I'm just trying to do trouble shooting before scrapping it. If it's something easily fixable there's no point throwing it out. To me it doesn't matter if it has to hook to a laptop or is stand alone, because it'll be unattended the entire testing period. Mostly because I don't have the freetime to baby sit it for even a few minutes, let alone an entire day or more. Anyhow, any help or suggestions you can offer is welcome.
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