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How do i connect bypass diodes to my series/parallel PV panel? Answered

I have 20 solar cells of 0.45V at 100mA i have connected the first string in series so this will give 1.8V at 100mA with 5 strings horizontally this total of my PV is 1.8V at 500mA my question is how do i connect bypass diode to this it is a 4x5 panel at 180*130 a diagram will be great thanks



By[ass diodes? What do you need to bypass?

If you mean protection diodes so that power from a battery doesn't push back into the panel and destroy the cells than all you need is a single diode on the main cable coming from the panel.

i am just analysing the I-V curve to see different parts of shade therefore i need to know how to connect the bypass diodes to my series/parallel PV panel to show comparison

i hope the drawing help just want to know if this is correct

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Just keep in mind the voltage drop across each diode. The more diodes you have on the panel the less voltage you'll get out of them.

how shall i connect these diodes also im using schotkky r46