Testing photo voltaic equipment under terrestrial environments require solar simulators to produce light that represents geometric and atmospheric conditions on earth. Depending on the atmospheric depth and solar angles, the reference solar spectrum can have different spectral variations. An air mass filter is commonly used to simulate the spectral irradiance of the reference solar spectrum. Most commonly used air mass filter is AM1.5G filter which have been used in all our standard solar simulators.
Our solar simulators have been used to test many different solar cell devices and modules such as sillicon solar cells, Monocrystalline Silicon, Polycrystalline, Thin Film Solar Cells, Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells, Cadmium Telluride, Copper Indium Gallium Selenide, Concentrated PV and various hybrid and multi junction solar cells.
Most space crafts and satellites require maintaining and generating power while operating outside the upper atmosphere/ space. Therefore such space missions frequently use photovoltaic array systems to fulfill power requirements by harnessing the optical power from the sun. Testing the performance reliability of these photovoltaic devices requires rigorous testing inside labs that simulate extraterrestrial conditions. For this, simulating sun conditions found in space environments is of utmost importance. Our solar simulator systems:
- Can produce extra-terrestrial solar spectrums such as AM0
- Has the capability to be inserted within vacuum chambers
- Durable in extreme temperature and weather conditions
- Provides automated temperature regulation/ cooling
- Has clean room compatibility