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An LED-based photovoltaic measurement system with variable spectrum and flash speed

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posted on 05.09.2013, 12:47 by Martin Bliss, Tom Betts, Ralph Gottschalg
Outdoor environmental variability generates the need for indoor systems for PV module characterisation. To combine the advantages of the most commonly used simulators (steady-state and pulsed) and eliminate their disadvantages, an LED-based solar simulator prototype has been developed. The system can produce light at variable flash speeds and pulse shapes or can operate as a continuous light source for long-term measurements. The system achieves 1-Sun intensity at a closely matched, continuous spectrum. Full control of all light sources allows variable intensity and spectral distribution during measurements. A technical description and the results of initial qualification tests are given.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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BLISS, M., BETTS, T.R. and GOTTSCHALG, R., 2009. An LED-based photovoltaic measurement system with variable spectrum and flash speed. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 93 (6+7), pp. 825 - 830.

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© Elsevier B.V.

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publication date

2009

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This article was published in the journal, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (17th International Photovoltaic Science and Engineering Conference) [© Elsevier Ltd.] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2008.09.056

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0927-0248

Language

en

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