solar simulators


solar simulators

Many companies worldwide market PV instrumentation, solar simulators, and complete PV measurement systems. Products are available for testing everything from small individual cells to large modules and small-sized arrays for both space and terrestrial applications. These companies include

•Berger Lichttechnik, Baierbrunn, Germany

•Beval S.A. (Pasan), Valangin, Switzerland

•Daystar, Inc., Las Cruces, NM, USA

•EKO Instruments Trading Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

•Energy Equipment Testing Service Ltd., Cardiff, UK

•The Eppley Laboratory, Inc., Newport, RI, USA

•h.a.l.m elektronik GmbH, Frankfurt/Main, Germany

•Kipp & Zonen B.V., Delft, The Netherlands

•K.H. Steuernagel Lichttechnik, Morfelden-Walldorf, Germany

•LI-COR Environmental Research and Analysis, Lincoln, NE, USA

•NewSun, Nepean, ON, Canada

•NPC Inc., Tokyo, Japan

•Optosolar GmbH, Merdingen, Germany

•Photo Emission Tech., Inc., Newbury Park, CA, USA

•PV Measurements, Boulder, CO, USA

•Shanghai Jiaoda GoFly Green Energy Co., Ltd., Shanghai, China

•Spectrolab, Inc., Sylmar, CA, USA

•Spire Corp., Bedford, MA, USA

•Telecom-STV Co., Ltd., Moscow, Russia

•Thermo Oriel, Stratford, CT, USA

•Thermosenorik GmbH, Erlangen, Germany

•Vortek Industries, Ltd., Vancouver BC, Canada

•Wacom Electric Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan

Solar Simulator
Solar simulators are generally of two types: those that use a point source of radiation mounted well away from the collector and those with large area multiple lamps mounted close to the collector.

From: Solar Energy Engineering (Second Edition), 2014

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