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Non-Uniformity Measurements of a Steady State Solar Simulator Using the Hishikawa-Hashimoto Method and Subsequent Improvement
B. Doll, U. Hoyer, M. Hofer, T. Pickel, C. Buerhop-Lutz, C. Camus, J. Hauch, C. Brabec
Experimental Method, Qualification and Testing, Characterisation, Characterization, Light Soaking
Operation, Performance, Reliability and Sustainability of Photovoltaics
Subtopic: PV Cells and Modules
Event: 32nd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 5BV.4.1
2173 - 2176
ISBN: 3-936338-41-8
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20162016-5BV.4.1
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A steady state solar simulator has been set up at the ZAE Bayern. The system is meant to be used for the characterization of photovoltaic (PV) of various technologies. In particular, it can be used for pre-conditioning of thin film modules in order to enable reliable power and I-V measurements. Furthermore, it allows for determining the temperature coefficient of PV modules of various technologies. The latter application will also be discussed in this work. Here, the optimization of the steady state solar simulator based on a method originally introduced by Hishikawa et al. for pulsed solar simulators is described and the results of this optimization are presented.