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Realization of a solar simulator for production testing of HCPV modules
Year:2008
Research Areas
  • Electric engineering
Information
Abstract
A device capable of quickly, inexpensively, and accurately characterizing module performance in a production setting is necessary for further development of the concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) industry. Without a solar simulator that can reliably and repeatably measure performance characteristics of CPV modules, it will be difficult to market this new technology. SolFocus Inc, in collaboration with the Instituto de Energia Solar at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, has developed such a device to support production of its SF1000 CPV module. The system incorporates a number of novel approaches, including a proprietary single-flash measurement system that allows an entire IV curve to be gathered during the extremely short duration pulse of a relatively inexpensive commercial flash strobe and a reference measurement system and uniformity mask tailored to SolFocus CPV modules. The system described in this paper has been in operation at the Noida facility since December 2007 and 100% of modules produced since have been tested. Results of a preliminary correlation study are presented.
International
Si
Congress
23rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference
960
Place
Valencia, España
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
3-936338-24-8
Start Date
01/09/2008
End Date
05/09/2008
From page
137
To page
141
Proceedings of the InternationalConference held in Valencia, Spain
Participants
  • Autor: Ignacio Anton Hernandez (UPM)
  • Autor: Cesar Dominguez Dominguez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Integración de Sistemas e Instrumentos (ISI)
  • Departamento: Sistemas Electrónicos y de Control
  • Departamento: Electrónica Física
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Instituto de Energía Solar
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