Mondol, Jayanta Deb, Zacharopoulos, Aggelos and Smyth, Mervyn (2010) A state-of-the-art solar simulation facility for multidisciplinary research on sustainable technologies. In: 11th World Renewable Energy Congress - WREC XI, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Future Technology Press, UK. 6 pp. [Conference contribution]
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on sustainable technologies. The simulator is designed to achieve uniform intensity distribution on the test plane, good spectral distribution, variable intensity level and flexibility. A unique dimming arrangement allows the simulator to provide uniform intensity light under non-normal incidence angle conditions. A 2.75 m × 2.02 m × 0.35 m (length × width × depth) lamp frame consisting of 35 (575 W) metal halide lamps arranged in 7 rows of 5 lamps is capable of illuminating a test area 2.2 m × 2.0 m with a maximum intensity of up to 1200 Wm-2. A series of tests were conducted to calibrate the simulator including uniformity measurement of light intensity distribution and degree of light collimation. The uniformity of 94.3% is achieved with standard deviation of 5.7% on a 2.2 m × 1.5 m target set at distance of 1.8 m from the lamp array for normal light incident. The solar simulator has been used in testing a novel solar heat exchanger, concentrating PV systems, solar thermal systems and thermal comfort measurements.
|Item Type:||Conference contribution (Paper)|
|Keywords:||Solar simulator, collimation, uniformity, light intensity, renewable energy|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment|
Faculty of Art, Design and the Built Environment > School of the Built Environment
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Built Environment Research Institute|
Built Environment Research Institute > Centre for Sustainable Technologies (CST)
|Deposited By:||Dr Aggelos Zacharopoulos|
|Deposited On:||07 Sep 2011 16:08|
|Last Modified:||07 Sep 2011 16:08|
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