Solar Irradiation Fundamentals and Solar Simulators

Sağlam Ş. , Oral B., Esen V.

in: A Practical Guide for Advanced Methods in Solar Photovoltaic Systems, AdelMellit,Mohamed Benghanem, Editor, Springer, London/Berlin , Luzern, pp.3-28, 2020

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Publisher: Springer, London/Berlin 
  • City: Luzern
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-28
  • Editors: AdelMellit,Mohamed Benghanem, Editor


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.