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Initial solar cell characterisation test and comparison with a LED-based solar simulator with variable flash speed and spectrum

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posted on 08.07.2009 by Martin Bliss, Tom Betts, Ralph Gottschalg
A continues-wavelength LED-based solar simulator has been developed to optimise the measurement of solar cells. It achieves more then one Sun intensity over an area of 200x200mm2. Use of LEDs as the main light source enabled advanced functions like variable flash speed and shape and variable spectrum. The simulator hardware is described briefly and simulator classification results are given. Initial measurements with error analysis of a mono crystalline silicon solar cell are presented, proofing that a LED-based solar simulator has potential to outperform today’s state of the art solar simulators.
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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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  • Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology (CREST)

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BLISS, M., BETTS, T.R. and GOTTSCHALG, R., 2008. Initial Solar. IN: Hutchins, M. and Pearsall, N. (eds.) . Proceedings, Photovoltaic Science Application and Technology Conference, PVSAT-4, University of Bath, 2-4 April.

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PVSAT / © M. Bliss, T.R. Betts, R. Gottschalg

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2008

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This conference paper was presented at: http://www.pvsat.org.uk/PVSAT-4.htm

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0904963733

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en

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