Surya Design Characterises CPV Modules with Kipp & Zonen Instruments

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Published: Thursday, August 16, 2012 The Surya Design CPV (Concentrated Photovoltaics) Test Suite includes all the hardware and software required to characterize the performance of CPV modules. Along with other parameters, this characterization requires measurement of both the direct normal solar irradiance seen by the sun-tracking CPV systems and the global solar irradiance.

Surya Design has selected the Kipp & Zonen CHP 1 pyrheliometer and CMP 3 pyranometer to measure the direct and global radiation respectively.

Surya Design is an independent consultancy, based in San Francisco, California and owned by Sandheep Surendran. They offer design, engineering and operations services to the clean technology industry with a focus on photovoltaics and concentrated photovoltaics.

Sandheep Surendran says: ”Kipp & Zonen has a well-established reputation in the CPV industry. More importantly, the product specifications meet and/or exceed the requirements of our application.”

For further information about the CPV Test Suite visit Surya Design at

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