StellarNet has manufactured a new solar monitoring system to assess the spectral match to the solar system according to the JIS, ASTM and IEC standardizations. These standards define the performance of the solar simulators based on three major areas namely temporal stability, spatial irradiance uniformity and solar spectrum.
The monitoring system consists of a light receptor, a fiber optic cable and a UV-NIS-NIR spectrometer. The spectroscopy application software, SpectraWiz, features a solar match application panel, which can be utilized to classify and characterize the solar simulators. The application panel called the Solar Match Monitor computes the spectral irradiance from 400-500nm to 1000-1100nm. The panel then matches the results against the ideal percentage for individual range as per JIS/IEC/ASTM standards.
The SpectraWiz also contains a number of spectral analysis and radiometric tools, in addition to the Solar Match Monitor. The SpectraWiz’s Excel and LabVIEW programs are included in each monitoring system. These programs can be operated from the Visual Basic Automation. The spectrometer contains immovable parts for increased reliability and shock resistance.
StellarNet will display the SpectroRadiometer System at the Intersolar North America 2010. The event will take place from July 13 to July 15 in San Francisco.