Outdoor lab for CPV module characterisation
As previous step to the analysis of CPV technology in plant operation, it is mandatory to know the different weather conditions. In that sense, ISFOC has developed a full CPV module characterisation equipment, able to execute I-V curves over 8 modules simultaneously, by acquiring temperature data, radiation or any other meteorological variable of interest. This equipment, all together with the SENER high-accuracy tracker, allows carrying out studies of the different CPV module technologies, each outdoor measure contemplated in IEC 62108 as well as calibrating monomodules (reference sensors) as to use them in the Solar Simulator. As an ISFOC own design, this equipment is easy to improve and to be widened, being a versatile tool for R&D tasks deployment.