UV-VIS-IR Spectral Responsivity Measurement System for Solar Cells

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NREL's PV Cell and Module Performance Characterization group has built a new spectral responsivity measurement system for solar cells. It uses a xenon arc lamp source, a single, grating monochrometer, and a fiber-optic bundle to couple the monochromatic light to the test device. The system has a spectral bandwidth of 2 nm, minimum spot diameter of 1.6 mm, a spectral range of 280-1330 nm, and uncertainty better than {+-}3% over most of this range. It is capable of incorporating light bias with intensities exceeding one sun. This paper discusses the system's features, capabilities, calibration, and measurement uncertainties.

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Field, H. November 12, 1998.

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NREL's PV Cell and Module Performance Characterization group has built a new spectral responsivity measurement system for solar cells. It uses a xenon arc lamp source, a single, grating monochrometer, and a fiber-optic bundle to couple the monochromatic light to the test device. The system has a spectral bandwidth of 2 nm, minimum spot diameter of 1.6 mm, a spectral range of 280-1330 nm, and uncertainty better than {+-}3% over most of this range. It is capable of incorporating light bias with intensities exceeding one sun. This paper discusses the system's features, capabilities, calibration, and measurement uncertainties.

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  • UV-VIS-IR Spectral Responsivity Measurement System for Solar Cells, Presented at the National Center for Photovoltaics Program Review Meeting, Denver, CO (US), 09/08/1998--09/11/1998

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  • Report No.: NREL/CP-520-25654
  • Grant Number: AC36-83CH10093
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc691099

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Field, H. UV-VIS-IR Spectral Responsivity Measurement System for Solar Cells, article, November 12, 1998; Golden, Colorado. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc691099/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.