Solar Measurement

Solar Measurement Instruments

When anything from the accurate measurement of the sun’s current actual irradiance to the recreation of a 4th of July outing indoors on a gloomy day in February, there are advanced solar measurement devices that will get the job done quickly and accurately. A project could easily be ruined if a technician uses a solar simulator that doesn’t include the ability to gauge and quantify its output accurately. Konica Minolta has solved this problem with a full line of top-level solar measurement instruments.

For example, the Soma Spectroradiometer, which measures actual or artificial sunlight’s spectral irradiance, if used together with a solar simulator with special software, can test and quantify the source of light. An included trigger collector allows the S-2441 and S-2442 instruments to measure pulse type solar simulators. Run on Windows 2000, XP and Vista, the S-2441 and S-2442 feature spectral irradiance and JIS and ASTM output calculations. Other of these devices for solar measurement feature a controller for reference cell temperature. Here, the solar cell includes a temperature sensor that is built in along with amorphous silicon reference cells in various degrees that calibrate your solar simulator with a high degree of accuracy.

Konica Minolta’s solar measurement instruments adhere to the highest standards of quality, which guarantees complete accuracy and precision. Read more about these instruments below and find the one that best suits your needs.

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AK-100 Amorphous Silicon Reference Cell Image from Konica Minolta Sensing Americas

AK-100 Amorphous Silicon Reference Cell

Used to accurately calibrate solar simulator intensity for a-si type cells.

AK-110 Micro Silicon Reference Cell

AK-110 Micro Silicon Reference Cell

Used to accurately calibrate solar simulator intensity for µ-si type cells.

AK-120 Triple Junction Reference Cell

AK-120 Triple Junction Reference Cell (Top)

Used to accurately calibrate solar simulator intensity for the top layer of triple junction type cells.

AK-130 Triple Junction Reference Cell

AK-130 Triple Junction Reference Cell (Middle)

Used to accurately calibrate solar simulator intensity for the middle layer of triple junction type cells.

AK-140 Triple Junction Reference Cell

AK-140 Triple Junction Reference Cell (bottom)

Used to accurately calibrate solar simulator intensity for the bottom layer of triple junction type cells.

AK-200 Crystalline Silicon Reference Cell by Konica Minolta Sensing Americas

AK-200 Crystalline Silicon Reference Cell

Calibrates solar simulator strength used for type cells (c-si) accurately.

AK-300 Dye-Sensitized Reference Cell

AK-300 Dye-Sensitized Reference Cell

Used to accurately calibrate solar simulator intensity for dye-sensitized (DSC) type cells.

Reference Cell Temperature Controller from Konica Minolta Sensing Americas

Reference Cell Temperature Controller

This equipment is a stage for controlling temperature of the reference solar cell equipped with a built-in temperature sensor.

Soma Spectroradiometer from Konica Minolta Sensing Americas

Soma Spectroradiometer

You can use spectroradiometers to measure the light output of a solar simulators. The instruments are also used to measure spectral irradiance and spectral match to illuminance and standard.