Solar Cells & Photonics Research Laboratory

School of Chemistry
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India


Class AAA Solar Simulator with Solar Cell Efficiency Probe Station

Photovoltaic standards mandate that Class AAA solar simulators meet demanding requirements in three key performance areas: spectral match to the solar spectrum, spatial non-uniformity of irradiance, and temporal instability of irradiance.
There are three standards that define solar simulator performance.
• IEC 60904-9 Edition 2 (2007) Photovoltaic Devices – Part 9: Solar Simulator Performance Requirements
• JIS C 8912-1998, Solar Simulators for Crystalline Solar Cells and Modules
• ASTM E 927-05 (2005) Specification for Solar Simulation for Terrestrial PV Testing