This thesis from 2009 describes the design and testing of a solar thermal collector simulator. The main objective of this study is to assist research and development of future projects that incorporate a small solar collector array. An in-depth description is provided covering both the hardware and software needed to control the power output and the status of the simulator.
The appendices to this thesis explain in great detail all the technical aspects of this simulation study ranging from the control board design information to the conceptual analysis and feasibility study.
Source: Baylor University