Solar Simulator – NEWPORT

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Key sample information

Maximum Sample Size: All types of samples up to modules 20 x 20 cm²
Maximum Sample Height: 10 cm
Need to contact a positive and negative electrode

Materials to investigate

All types of solar cells (c-Si, perovskite, III-V, CIGS, tandem, other thin films…)

More information about PV material.

Practical information

Manufacturer: Newport
Model: Oriel
Minimum training time to use the machine: 1 day

More information our training policy.

What is it for?

Electrical behavior under dark and illumination of a solar cell. Key information that can be extracted:
• Efficiency (η)
• Open-circuit voltage (Voc)
• Short-circuit voltage (Jsc)
• Shunt resistance (Rsh)
• Series resistance (Rs)
• Fill factor (FF)

Light soaking can also be performed.

How does it work?

The sample is exposed to a calibrated light simulating the sunlight (possible to tune lighting from 0.1 to 1.1 suns).
A source meter unit equipped with 4-wire configuration allows intensity measurement under both dark and light versus a bias voltage.
The software automatically calculates the classical figures of merit of a solar cell: efficiency, open circuit voltage, short circuit current, shunt resistance, series resistance, fill factor.
A Vmpp tracking module is installed for particular perovskite solar cells measurement.

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