Solar Panel Manufacture & Testing
Description: Power measurement of the light sources used in solar panel R&D and manufacture.
Recommended Product: Gentec Ultra 19K W5
Over the past few years, the solar panel manufacturing industry, and in particular, the thin film technology, has grown at a tremendous rate.
Recent breakthroughs in the manufacturing technology has reduced costs making this technology competitive with the other energy sources.
The new thin film panel manufacturing process involves laser scribing techniques to make the panels.
A typical laser used in this process may have the following specifications:
|Pulse width||10 - 35ns|
|Repetition rate||20 - 100kHz|
|Beam size||<1mm dia.|
The scribing process can have high average power and peak power densities, and so is suited to the W5 absorber as used in the Ultra 19K W5 laser power detector.
This surface absorber can withstand up to 100 kW/cm2 average power density, which is the best average power density and damage threshold available in the industry.
The Ultra is also available with various cooling options depending on the power of the laser, including:
Furthermore, the solar panel business requires the use of solar simulators to test the solar cells.
The XLP12 is the perfect tool to measure the low irradiance levels of these sources. The optional fused silica filter also helps to isolate the detector from IR interference.