Diverse Measurement Needs

Sunlight is defined as the total spectrum of electromagnetic radiation emitted by the sun. On Earth, the atmosphere filters sunlight, and solar radiation is visible as daylight when the sun is above the horizon. When clouds do not block direct radiation, it is perceived as a combination of bright light and heat. 

The sun is the primary source of energy on Earth. Radiation from the sun strikes the Earth’s atmosphere and begins to be absorbed by air particles and gases, while the remaining power reaches the Earth’s surface. The Earth absorbs much of this radiation and also reflects and emits radiation. Even small changes to the balance of this energy system can cause intense shifts in the Earth’s climate.

The measurement needs of the solar industry are pretty diverse, ranging from process control applications in the manufacturing of thin-film photo-voltaic panels to direct solar measurements and solar simulator characterization.

Avantes has worked closely with several industrial and research customers in the solar industry to design spectroscopy and spectroradiometry systems that meet the demands of this fast-growing industry.

Why choose Avantes for your solar energy application?

  • Extensive knowledge on various solar energy applications
  • High speed, 24/7 spectral data acquisition over long duration production runs
  • DLL package to develop your own code demonstrating adherence to photovoltaic standards
  • Dual-channel options, fiber-optic cables and accessories to create the perfect setup for your specific application

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These are some of the products suitable for the solar industry. To find the perfect setup for your specific application, contact one of our sales engineers for advice.

Application Examples

Below are detailed application notes on various uses of spectroscopy in the lighting industry.