Solar simulation systems for photovoltaics

Solar simulation and UV exposure testing systems for photovoltaic modules

  • PV modules are expected to operate reliably for more than 20 years in constantly changing, often quite adverse ambient conditions. For this reason, it is essential to test the photovoltaic modules under extreme conditions in order to ensure their quality.                     
  • These tests include various quality tests, defined in the guidelines IEC 61215 and IEC 61646, involving artificial load on the materials of PV modules.
  • In response to these requirements and based on IEC 61215 / IEC 61646, Dr. Hönle AG has developed irradiation systems which can be used primarily for tests such as light soaking, hotspot or UV preconditioning.