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Title: Measurement of flash solar simulator output spectra over bulb lifetime and the effects on spectral mismatch
Authors: Bliss, Martin
Smith, Alex
Mihaylov, Blagovest V.
Krawczynski, Michal
Betts, Thomas R.
Gottschalg, Ralph
Keywords: Spectroradiometer
Solar simulator
Spectral mismatch
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © WIP Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur GmbH & Co Planungs KG
Citation: BLISS, M. ... et al, 2013. Measurement of flash solar simulator output spectra over bulb lifetime and the effects on spectral mismatch. IN: Proceedings of the 28th European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exibition, October 2013, Paris, France. WIP Wirtschaft und Infrastruktur GmbH & Co Planungs-KG, pp. 3505 - 3509.
Abstract: The effects of solar simulator xenon flash lamp ageing and spectral output measurement uncertainty on the spectral mismatch are investigated. Initial measurements demonstrated that the spectrum of an older lamp set has a relatively lower blue and larger red content compared to a new set of bulbs. Measurements over the life-time of several sets of bulbs however, showed large unexpected variations due to measurement uncertainty in the spectral measurements themselves. The main influencing factors are investigated and a faulty temperature control is found to be the main source of uncertainty. It is shown that this alone can affect the mismatch calculation to a larger degree than the MMF would correct in itself.
Description: This conference paper is closed access.
Sponsor: This work has been supported by a joint UK-India initiative in solar energy through a joint project ‘Stability and Performance of Photovoltaics (STAPP)’ funded by Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme in UK (contract no: EP/H040331/1) and by Department of Science and Technology (DST) in India.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.4229/28thEUPVSEC2013-4AV.6.46
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14180
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.4229/28thEUPVSEC2013-4AV.6.46
ISBN: 3936338337
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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