This paper presents the description and characterization of a solar simulator able to measure indoors the performance of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems. Optical fundamentals of the solution proposed for the simulator are explained.
© 2008 The Optical Society
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.1680) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Collimation
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy
C. Domínguez, I. Antón, and G. Sala, "Concentrator Photovoltaics Solar Simulator," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper JThA1.
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