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ASTM E927

Standard Specification for Solar Simulation for Terrestrial Photovoltaic Testing

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Organization: ASTM
Publication Date: 22 February 1991
Status: inactive
Page Count: 2
ICS Code (Solar energy engineering): 27.160
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1. Scope

1.1 This specification describes solar simulation to be used for indoor testing of terrestrial flat plate (nonconcentrating) photovoltaic devices in conjunction with a spectrally matched reference cell. Solar simulators are used to supply irradiance to photovoltaic devices during a controlled indoor test. The output of a solar cell is a strong function of the wavelength of incident irradiance. Hence, the measured efficiency of a cell can vary as the spectral content of the incident irradiance changes. To reduce such measurement errors, the light source for the solar simulator is limited to those which offer an acceptable match to the solar spectrum, as defined in this specification. Specifications for simulators matched to either a direct spectrum (as defined in Standard E 891) or a global spectrum (as defined in Standard E 892) are included in this specification. This specification covers both pulsed and steady-state simulators.

1.2 The following precautionary caveat pertains only to the hazards portion, Section 6, of this specification. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Document History

February 1, 2019
Standard Classification for Solar Simulators for Electrical Performance Testing of Photovoltaic Devices
This classification provides means for assessing the suitability of solar simulators for indoor electrical performance testing of photovoltaic cells and modules, that is, for measurement...
June 1, 2010
Standard Specification for Solar Simulation for Photovoltaic Testing
This specification provides means for classifying solar simulators intended for indoor testing of photovoltaic devices (solar cells or modules), according to their spectral match to a reference...
June 1, 2010
Standard Specification for Solar Simulation for Photovoltaic Testing
This specification provides means for classifying solar simulators intended for indoor testing of photovoltaic devices (solar cells or modules), according to their spectral match to areference...
April 1, 2005
Standard Specification for Solar Simulation for Photovoltaic Testing
This specification provides means for classifying solar simulators intended for indoor testing of photovoltaic devices (solar cells or modules), according to their spectral match to a reference...
September 1, 2004
Standard Specification for Solar Simulation for Photovoltaic Testing
This specification provides means for classifying solar simulators intended for indoor testing of photovoltaic devices (solar cells or modules), according to their spectral match to a reference...
April 1, 2004
Standard Specification for Solar Simulation for Photovoltaic Testing
This specification provides means for classifying solar simulators intended for indoor testing of photovoltaic devices (solar cells or modules), according to their spectral match to a reference...
ASTM E927
February 22, 1991
Standard Specification for Solar Simulation for Terrestrial Photovoltaic Testing
1. Scope 1.1 This specification describes solar simulation to be used for indoor testing of terrestrial flat plate (nonconcentrating) photovoltaic devices in conjunction with a spectrally matched...
November 29, 1985
STANDARD SPECIFICATION FOR SOLAR SIMULATION FOR TERRESTRIAL PHOTOVOLTAIC TESTING
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