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Method and Device to Measure Electric Parameters Over Delimited Areas of a Photovoltaic Module

United States Patent Application

20170163213
A1
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Embodiments of the disclosure relate generally to methods and apparatuses for testing solar cells, and more particularly, to methods and apparatuses for field testing solar cells. The apparatus for testing solar photovoltaic modifies includes a plurality of individual light diffuser wave guides, coupling lenses coupled with the plurality of individual light diffuser wave guides, LED light simulator for providing light through the plurality of individual light diffuser wave guides, air guidance system for providing conditioned air from an air conditioning unit, an air diffuser for diffusing the conditioned air to a surface of the solar photovoltaic modules, and an electronic control circuit for controlling the apparatus.
Colli, Alessandra (Manorville, NY), Attenkofer, Klaus (Riverhead, NY)
15/ 321,841
June 30, 2015
[0002] This invention was made with Government support under contract numbers DE-ACO2-98CH10886 and DE-SC0012704 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.