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WAVELABS, REC, and Fraunhofer CSP: “LED’s be realistic.”

Solar photovoltaic modules require cover glass to protect them from the elements. These glass and clear plastic (EVA) layers in the path between the cell and the sun alter reflectance and absorption properties, creating what are known as cell-to-module (CTM)effects. The light that reaches cells in a finished (encapsulated) solar module thus differs from what a bare solar cell sees. The problem manufacturers face is that adjustments for bare cells may not achieve the desired efficiency results after encapsulation [...]

April 28th, 2015|

LED’S get set to make waves at SNEC!

SNEC will take place on April 28 – 30, 2015 in Shanghai, China Some say it’s better to be a big fish in a small pond. At WAVELABS, our philosophy is to develop a product so unique and so valuable, it will stand out even among the sea of visitors at SNEC. But with 1,500 exhibitors spread out across 180,000 m2 in Shanghai, we’ve got our work cut out for us. So we’ve joined forces with our Chinese distributor, [...]

April 24th, 2015|

LED’s generate buzz – WAVELABS in pv magazine’s SNEC top 50

Recognizing the potential LED technology holds for the future of solar metrology and photovoltaics, pv magazine has listed WAVELABS at a sensational 25th place in its “50 shades of Future PV.” The leading industry magazine’s ranking of pioneering technologies on display at SNEC includes a brief description of their significance for the future of the industry. pv magazine praises the innovativeness of WAVELABS optical lens system and auto-calibration. The longevity of the solar simulators that WAVELABS has shipped so far [...]

April 14th, 2015|

PV Integrator Solartron orders SINUS-220

But for the IR camera, they’ll let us do the integration. Right on the heels of the SERIS deal and the delivery of our tool to our chinese distributor Jsun, we’ve got another Asian success story to report. Systems integrator and cell/module manufacturer Solartron Public Ltd. Co. has signed up for a SINUS-220 LED solar simulator with our optional integrated IR camera. The Thailand-based integrator (www.solartron.co.th) is investing in its own high-efficiency cell and module production facilities that will [...]

December 15th, 2014|

LED’s get a distribution partner in China

China became the largest PV market in the world in 2013 with 11.8 GW of capacity connected to the Middle Kingdom’s grid last year alone.* To break into this vast and rapidly expanding market, WAVELABS has partned with solar manufacturing equipment experts JSun International Limited. It’s an important chapter in the WAVELABS story: the next wave in solar metrology is now rolling towards the new PV capital of the world. To get in touch with our new distribution partner, [...]

November 26th, 2014|

LED’s go Singapore: SERIS acquires SINUS-220

Uniquely accurate solar simulation has come to Asia. The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) joins the Fraunhofer Institute as the next prominent international research institution to own a WAVELABS SINUS-220 LED solar simulator. Could this be the moment the global solar simulation tide turned from Xenon to LEDs? What we do know is that SERIS appreciates the accuracy their SINUS-220 promises for measuring the latest PV technologies at their cutting-edge research facilities. There, SERIS evaluates how solar cells and [...]

October 15th, 2014|

LEDs win Nobel Prize!

Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura receive the 2014 Nobel Prize in physics. Congratulations! Without their invention many products we use everyday would not be as good as they are today. Just like solar simulators. “Alfred Nobel would be happy to see LEDs, because they improve the way people live” commented the Nobel committee. Oh yes, this includes the solar cell industry. It benefits from LEDs because they improve the accuracy of the efficieny measurement and the production [...]

October 7th, 2014|

LED’s do better R&D!

Fraunhofer seems to enjoy working with our LED solar simulator 
SINUS-220. Only a few months after commissioning the solar simulator, 
Dr. Marko Turek and his team of Fraunhofer present their R&D work at the largest European scientific PV-conference, EU-PVSEC, held 22.-26. September 2014 in Amsterdam (https://www.photovoltaic-conference.com). Turek et al look at the correct measurement of the series resistance, one of the key loss mechanisms of solar cells. And when you want to do a correct measurement, WAVELABS’ accurate and [...]

August 18th, 2014|
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