LED light source provider Innovations in Optics, Inc., Woburn, Massachusetts, has introduced the Model 6000B-100, a compact, multi-wavelength LED solar simulator for PV manufacturers to test steady-state I-V measurements of photovoltaic devices. It meets Class AAA solar simulator requirements of IEC 60904-9 for spectral match, uniformity of irradiance and temporal stability.
The 6000B-100 includes a digital driver/controller with RS-485 MODBUS RTU protocol. Embedded chip-scale spectral sensors provide feedback monitoring to stabilize source irradiance. The field of illumination is 50×50 mm at a working distance of 155 mm. The compact and lightweight design supports a diversity of system integration concepts.
Consuming only 15W of input power to produce 1 Sun of irradiance, the 6000B-100 is energy efficient and simplifies any thermal interface or active cooling scheme. Its complete value proposition comprises low power consumption, higher stability, smaller size, greater application flexibility and a significantly lower cost-of-ownership for PV testing compared to other commercial solar simulators. The product is intended for industrial use by qualified system integrators.
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