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Solar & Alternative Energy

Solar measurement instruments

Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), introduced a full line of photovoltaic measurement and characterization instruments to the US market at the SPIE Optics and Photonics 2010 event.

KMSA will be showcasing its new pseudo reference cell. This cell is the product of cooperation by Konica Minolta Sensing and The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). The reference cell is used as a standard point of calibration to ensure consistent measurements of newly developed photovoltaic cells.

"Our pseudo reference cell is specifically designed to adjust the illumination of solar simulators for multi-junction solar cells. Multi-junction solar cells are sensitive to a greater portion of the light spectrum," said Bryan Bond, Photovoltaic Business Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.