Spire Temperature Controlled Lab Flasher

The most accurate lab solar simulator for power determination, temperature coefficients and energy rating

Engineer testing PV module on a Temperature Control Lab Flasher solar simulator

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+ Xenon Single Long Pulse Spire solar simulator and temperature-controlled chamber. The Spire lab flasher provides superior measurement accuracy and precision for critical module performance measurements.

The system delivers a Class A+ 300nm-1200nm spectrum (SPC >99%) in addition to Class A + uniformity and temporal stability in combination with a measurement repeatability of ≤ 0.15%.

The solar 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 add-on 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.

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Is your lab ready for 600W+ PV modules?

2,6 m x 1,4 m area to enable testing of the largest modules expected in the market.

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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: 2016
    Photovoltaic (PV) module Design qualification and type approval
  • IEC 61853-1: 2011
    Energy Rating - Irradiance and temperature performance measurements and power rating (power matrix)

What sets this product apart

  • 2 70ms

    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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