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UV Preconditioning Test Chamber for Solar Panels

Thriving solar energy market and increasing competition has raised the reliability and performance standards for photovoltaic modules. Manufacturers must ensure their photovoltaic (PV) modules are robust, reliable and able to consistently deliver the guaranteed rated power even under more severe climactic conditions. CME’s environmental chambers will tremendously help you in this process of developing a reliable PV modules /solar panels at fraction of cost.

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Thriving solar energy market and increasing competition has raised the reliability and performance standards for photovoltaic modules. Manufacturers must ensure their photovoltaic (PV) modules are robust, reliable and able to consistently deliver the guaranteed rated power even under more severe climactic conditions. CME’s environmental chambers will tremendously help you in this process of developing a reliable PV modules /solar panels at fraction of cost.

Polymeric encapsulant materials are used in photovoltaic (PV) modules to provide electrical insulation, protect modules from mechanical damage and environmental corrosion, and to optically couple the PV cells to the front-sheet material. The PV module qualification tests (such as IEC 61215) are designed to provide minimum standards for module durability and to demonstrate a degree of safety in the use of modules in the production of electricity. The specific effects of these highly accelerated stress tests are extremely variable between different manufacturers and even more so between different PV technologies. These tests do not by themselves necessarily predict long term stability of a module design.

Because of the extreme difficulty of exposing production modules to concentrated light sources for long periods of time, the UV exposure required by qualification tests corresponds to a timescale of a few months not years. The IEC qualification tests 61215, 61646, and 61730-2, [1, 2, 3] include a “UV Preconditioning Test”. Here modules are held at 60 ºC ± 5 ºC and subjected to 15 kWh/m2 between 280 nm and 385 nm with at least 5 kWh/m2 between 280 nm and 320 nm

 

Description Specification
Workspace Dimensions - WxDxH          
mm 3000 x 2250 x 1100
In 118 x 89 x 43
Volume          
Ltr 7425
Cuft 262
Temperature Range          
°C 0   To   85
°F 32   To   185
Ramp Rates          
Cooling   °C/min 2
Heating   °C/min 2

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