Title: Characterization of a Pulsed Solar Simulator for Concentrator Photovoltaic Cell Calibration
Citation: MEASUREMENT SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY vol. 21 no. 11 p. 115901
Publication Year: 2010
JRC N°: JRC58908
ISSN: 0957-0233
URI: http://iopscience.iop.org/0957-0233/21/11/115901
DOI: 10.1088/0957-0233/21/11/115901
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The upgrade of a large area xenon lamp pulsed solar simulator to a 1500X pulsed solar simulator is presented in detail. Spectral match, spatial non-uniformity and temporal instability are analyzed according to the existing international standards, resulting in a Class CAA solar simulator: ongoing improvements to meet Class AAA requirements are discussed. The procedure for the calibration of a set of c-Si reference cells equipped with neutral density filters for calibrated measurements at high intensity is also presented. The paper finally highlights the importance of the spectral match to the standard AM1.5d (direct beam) spectrum over a wider range than described in the available standards for solar simulator classification.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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