Photovoltaic Materials, Devices, and Technologies

Compact hybrid solar simulator with the spectral match beyond class A

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Artūras Baguckis

Vilnius University, Faculty of Physics, Saulėtekio al. 9, Building III, LT-10222 Vilnius, Lithuania

Algirdas Novičkovas, Algirdas Mekys

Vilnius University, Faculty of Physics, Saulėtekio al. 9, Building III, LT-10222 Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius University, Institute of Applied Research, Saulėtekio al. 9, Building III, LT-10222 Vilnius, Lithuania

Vincas Tamošiūnas

Vilnius University, Faculty of Physics, Saulėtekio al. 9, Building III, LT-10222 Vilnius, Lithuania

Semiconductor Physics Institute of the Center for Physical Sciences and Technology, A. Goštauto g. 11, LT-01108 Vilnius, Lithuania

J. Photon. Energy. 6(3), 035501 (Jul 26, 2016). doi:10.1117/1.JPE.6.035501
History: Received March 25, 2016; Accepted July 6, 2016
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Abstract.  A compact hybrid solar simulator with the spectral match beyond class A is proposed. Six types of high-power light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and tungsten halogen lamps in total were employed to obtain spectral match with <25% deviation from the standardized one in twelve spectral ranges between 400 and 1100 nm. All spectral ranges were twice as narrow than required by IEC 60904-9 Ed.2.0 and ASTM E927-10(2015) standards. Nonuniformity of the irradiance was evaluated and <2% deviation from the average value of the irradiance (corresponding to A class nonuniformity) can be obtained for the area of >3-cm diameter. A theoretical analysis was performed to evaluate possible performance of our simulator in the case of GaInP/GaAs/GaInAsP/GaInAs four-junction tandem solar cells and AM1.5D (ASTM G173-03 standard) spectrum. Lack of ultraviolet radiation in comparison to standard spectrum leads to 6.94% reduction of short-circuit current, which could be remedied with 137% increase of the output from blue LEDs. Excess of infrared radiation from halogen lamps outside ranges specified by standards is expected to lead to 0.77% voltage increase.

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Artūras Baguckis ; Algirdas Novičkovas ; Algirdas Mekys and Vincas Tamošiūnas
"Compact hybrid solar simulator with the spectral match beyond class A", J. Photon. Energy. 6(3), 035501 (Jul 26, 2016). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JPE.6.035501


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