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Pulse analysis spectroradiometer system for measuring the spectral distribution of flash solar simulators
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Paper Abstract

Flashing artificial light sources are used extensively in photovoltaic module performance testing and plant production lines. There are several means of attempting to measure the spectral distribution of a flash of light; however, many of these approaches generally capture the entire pulse energy. We report here on the design and performance of a system to capture the waveform of flash at individual wavelengths of light. Any period within the flash duration can be selected, over which to integrate the flux intensity at each wavelength. The resulting spectral distribution is compared with the reference spectrum, resulting in a solar simulator classification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 September 2008
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7046, Optical Modeling and Measurements for Solar Energy Systems II, 70460I (11 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.792763
Show Author Affiliations
Afshín M. Andreas, National Renewable Energy Lab. (United States)
Daryl R. Myers, National Renewable Energy Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7046:
Optical Modeling and Measurements for Solar Energy Systems II
Benjamin K. Tsai, Editor(s)

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