Solar Cell Testing
Nov 2009Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC, Custom Testing SolutionsRequest Info
Atlas Material Testing Technology offers services to evaluate the performance, durability and reliability of solar cells and modules at its ISO 17025-accredited laboratory. There are testing programs for full-scale photovoltaic (PV) arrays, building-integrated PV systems, complete modules and individual PV cells. The company has developed the XenoCal solar sensor for UV preconditioning of PV modules. It measures irradiance (W/m2) or radiant exposure (kWh/m2). Depending upon which IEC standard is selected from the menu, values in two wavelength bands are displayed. The watertight sensor can operate in harsh environments and is supplied in a case with a lithium battery, a connecting cable and an RS-232 interface. Processing software can be downloaded free from the company’s Web site.