R. A. Crane, R. A. Sinton, R. M. Swanson, Richard King

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A description is given of an on-sun, high-concentration solar cell test facility. Because of predicted nonlinear properties of the cells fabricated, past methods of scaling short-circuit currents as a measurement of irradiance are not used. Instead, a water-cooled, blackbody calorimeter has been developed for use over a range of concentrations from 50 to 500 suns. The calorimeter is calibrated by means of an internal heater. The solar cell and calorimeter are mounted, in turn, behind a fixed aperture plate during measurements. Design and operational considerations are discussed, and system improvements are suggested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Crane, R. A., Sinton, R. A., Swanson, R. M., & King, R. (1985). HIGH CONCENTRATION SOLAR CELL TEST FACILITY. In Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (pp. 963-966). IEEE.