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Commissioning of a solar simulator facility.

Castro, F A (2010) Commissioning of a solar simulator facility. NPL Report. MAT 39

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A solar simulator testing facility was purchased and tests undertaken to evaluate its reliable functionality. Measurements of a commercial Si solar cell were performed at different sample temperatures. Current-voltage characteristics corresponded well to the expected behaviour. It was found that for more reliable results a heat sink has to be added for better control of device temperature and a standard reference solar cell should be used for light intensity control. The setup will be used to support current projects on nanoscale properties vs. performance of organic and dye sensitized solar cells.

Item Type: Report/Guide (NPL Report)
NPL Report No.: MAT 39
Keywords: solar simulator, solar cell, IV curve
Subjects: Advanced Materials
Advanced Materials > Photovoltaics
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2018 13:14
URI: http://eprintspublications.npl.co.uk/id/eprint/4576

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