3 October 2014 300 sun light engine for high concentrator application studies
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A solar simulator capable of producing an irradiance of 300 suns is reported. Technical challenges were not limited to optical design; developing a methodology to measuring 300 suns was difficult. This document reports on the design of the custom fabricated solar simulator, the measurement methodology for high-powered solar concentrator measurements and empirical results validating the desired simulated power density as well as the irradiance stability, spectral accuracy, beam uniformity and irradiance beam size.
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Anderson Chen, Katy Zadrovicz, Richard Jarzebiak, John Degroff, John H. Park, "300 sun light engine for high concentrator application studies", Proc. SPIE 9175, High and Low Concentrator Systems for Solar Energy Applications IX, 917503 (3 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061546; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061546
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