in: A Practical Guide for Advanced Methods in Solar Photovoltaic Systems, AdelMellit,Mohamed Benghanem, Editor, Springer, London/Berlin , Luzern, pp.3-28, 2020
This chapter is prepared for introduction to solar radiation and solar simulators, which are widely used photovoltaic researches. In this study, the fundamentals of solar radiation and the components of solar radiation in the atmosphere are brieﬂy expressed. Besides, solar simulators used in PV tests are emphasized, classiﬁcation of solar simulators, international standards and light sources are explained in detail. Also, as a case study, it is designed LED-based solar simulator.