ISFOC's installations inlcude Labs specifically conitioned to hold pre-certification tests of IEC 62108, and to fully characterise CPV modules (prototypes) both indoor and outdoor.

Test carried our are defined on IEC 62108:2007, and those on UNE-EN 61215:2006, IEC 60068-2-21:2006 and ANSI/UL 1703 as well.

Due to the great versatility of the equipments, it is possible to hold different kind of tests by perfectly adapting to the requirements.

In order to characterisation of CPV modules: ISFOC offers a commercial Solar Simulator for CPV testing adapted to requirements od a wide voltage range (max. 400v) as well as current's (max. 10 A). Therefore, module I-V characterisation in obtained, being its maximum power for controlled values of irradiance at 25º C. By using the adjustable structure, measure over the engular acceptance of module is also obtained 8 optical characterisation) and that way, rounding up the full CPV module characterisation.

Outdoor characterisation: ISFOC offers an outdoor versatile high-efficiency two-axis solar tracking system, which in combination with a measure system monitors the electric response of CPV modules. Moreover, module temperature, irratiance and ambient conditions are also monitored. Off-axis and angular acceptance tests are also carried out by this tracker, being alse able to hold the side by side test of IEC 62108 among others.

Lab tests correspond to accelerated aging processes, both climatic with climatic with humidity and UV radiation, as stated an IEC 62108 for CPV modules; say, thermal cycle test, humidity freeze, damp heat and UV exposure, haul impact, rain, mechanic load, drive and, power injection test, dielectric strength and isolation.

Lab offers all the need means in order to carry out the tests: high-volume Climatic Chambers, haul launcher, rain test structure, dynamometer, torque wrench, polymeter, programmable power supplies and isolation tester.

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