SUNLAB Photovoltaic Testing and Characterization Services


As a new calibrated test facility, we welcome customers for confidential photovoltaic characterization under contract for their specific projects. A list of facility capabilities and fees are compiled below.

 

1.   External Quantum Efficiency Measurement

a.  Capable of measuring single or multi-junction solar cells, with light and voltage bias

b.  Wavelength range of 350 nm to 1800 nm

c.  Can perform absolute EQE on cells down to 5 x 5 mm

d.  Temperature range of 25°C to 80°C

Typical Measurements: $1,560/8-hour day (CAD)

 

2.    1-sun photovoltaic efficiency measurements

a.  Capable of characterizing bare cells or cell-on-carrier devices with an active area of up to 50 x 50 mm.

b.  Calibrated 1-sun measurements under AM1.5G or AM1.5D reference spectra

c.  Reference cells traceable to NIST

d.  Relative external quantum efficiency measurements included

e.  Temperature control from 15°C – 100°C

Typical Measurements: $1,560/8-hour day (CAD)

 

3.   I-V measurements under concentrated illumination

a.  An Oriel 1600W solar simulator and a Spectrolab XT-30 solar simulator give us the capability to measure solar cells under continuous concentration in the ranges of 1 – 200 suns and 100 – 1200 suns respectively

b.  Reference spectra available: AM1.5G, AM1.5D

Typical Measurements: $1,560/8-hour day (CAD)

 

4.   Photoluminescence

a.  Excitation sources available: white light, 405 nm, 532 nm, 785 nm, 1342 nm

b.  Detection range: 300 – 2000 nm

c.  Temperature range: 77K – 25°C

Typical Measurements: $1,560/8-hour day (CAD)

 

If your requirements fall outside the listed services, please do not hesitate to contact us at sunlabadmin@uottawa.ca

We may still be able to accommodate your needs.