With the TCLF, RnD and certification labs can perform:
- Accurate power determination of all new high efficiency modules
- Testing bifacial PV modules
- Accurate measurements of temperature coefficients
- Accurate determination of energy rating
The Temperature Controlled Lab Flasher (TCLF) consists of A+A+A+ Single Long Pulse Spire solar simulator and temperature controlled chamber. The Spire 5600SLP provides superior measurement accuracy and precision for critical module performance measurements. The system delivers a Class A+ 300nm-1200nm spectrum in addition to Class A + uniformity and temporal stability in combination with a measurement repeatability of ≤ 0.15%. The simulator’s unique feature of 270ms single pulse duration supports maximum module power determination of high-efficiency silicon, thin-film, PERC, HIT and multi-junction modules that exhibit internal capacitance effects. The addon temperature control chamber enables accurate temperature related tests. The chamber’s temperature range is 10-85C and temperature uniformity± 1C. The chamber can be added to existing Spire flashers.
Decrease measurement uncertainty of temperature coefficients
The superior light quality and extremely stable & uniform temperature control decrease measurement uncertainty by half, compared to traditional testing setups.
Testing according to International standards
- IEC 61215: 2016Photovoltaic (PV) module Design qualification and type approval
- IEC 61853-1: 2011Energy Rating - Irradiance and temperature performance measurements and power rating (power matrix)
What sets this product apart
Xenon Single Long Pulse up to 270ms
Accurately measure high capacitive PV modules such as PERC, HIT, IBC etc. without the need of software correction
300-1200nm wide spectum
Simulated light with wavelengths between 300 and 1200nm according to IEC 60904-9 ed. 3 ensures true Pmax output of high-efficiency technologies
Spectral Coverage (SPC) >99%
High SPC helps to prove light content between 300-350nm and 1150-1200nm, necessary to prove the gain of high-efficiency modules
High resolution uniformity
Micro (high resolution) uniformity is important to accurately test half-cut and shingled PV modules
Extremely uniform temperature control
Temperature range from 15 to 75 °C with ±1°C temperature uniformity on 9 sensors
Fast and accurate IEC 61853-1
Test at different temperature and irradiance levels according to IEC 61853-1:2016 in just 3 hours
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Eternalsun Spire is a leading manufacturer of solar simulators for measuring the performance and reliability of PV modules.