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Title: An LED-based photovoltaic measurement system with variable spectrum and flash speed
Authors: Bliss, Martin
Betts, Thomas R.
Gottschalg, Ralph
Keywords: LED
Solar simulator
Classification
Photovoltaic measurement system
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Elsevier B.V.
Citation: 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.
Abstract: 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.
Description: 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
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1016/j.solmat.2008.09.056
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/13091
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.solmat.2008.09.056
ISSN: 0927-0248
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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