Our IV-System Pro is built around the well known Kepco Bob bi-polar power supply and 3 Agilent DMMs to realize high quality data acquisition on current, voltage and reference cell. These proven instruments have all it takes to measure IV-curves (both dark and illuminated) on solar cells and modules.
The current range is ±4A, where the voltage range is ±100V. Other ranges are available on request.
When measuring solar cells, it is very important to use the mechanical shutter that is provided with most solar simulators. By using a shutter, the solar cell is only illuminated during the measurement, which prevents heating up of the solar cell material. We include a USB shutter controller that can be connected to almost any solar simulator shutter used today.
Another important parameter for solar cell metrology is the temperature. A high precision, class A Pt100 temperature sensor including computer interface (USB) is included with this IV System.
Note that the ReRa Tracer Software is required to operate the IV-System Pro.