A state-of-the-art solar simulation facility for multidisciplinary research on sustainable technologies

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication
Pages1082-1087
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2010
Event11th World Renewable Energy Congress - WREC XI - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 1 Sep 2010 → …

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Conference11th World Renewable Energy Congress - WREC XI
Period1/09/10 → …

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solar simulation
multidisciplinary research
luminaires
simulators
luminous intensity
thermal comfort
solar simulators
dimming
metal halides
comfort
concentrating
collimation
heat exchangers
solar system
illuminating
standard deviation
flexibility
incidence

Keywords

  • Solar simulator
  • collimation
  • uniformity
  • light intensity
  • renewable energy

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Mondol, JD, Zacharopoulos, A & Smyth, M 2010, A state-of-the-art solar simulation facility for multidisciplinary research on sustainable technologies. in Unknown Host Publication. pp. 1082-1087, 11th World Renewable Energy Congress - WREC XI, 1/09/10.

A state-of-the-art solar simulation facility for multidisciplinary research on sustainable technologies. / Mondol, Jayanta Deb; Zacharopoulos, Aggelos; Smyth, Mervyn.

Unknown Host Publication. 2010. p. 1082-1087.

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