High-flux solar simulator

Facility managerDr José Zapata
High-flux solar simulator

The ANU 45-kWe high-flux solar simulator delivers broadband radiation with up to 7.5 kW radiative power and 3.8 MW -2 mean radiative flux measured over a focal-plane circular area of 5-cm diameter. The peak peak radiative flux in the focal plane exceeds 21 MW m-2. The simulator consists of 18 radiation modules arranged in two concentric rows. Each module consists of a 2.5 kWe short-arc xenon lamp, close-coupled to a truncated ellipsoidal mirror of high-surface quality. This facility is ideally suited for laboratory-scale testing of solar thermal receivers and reactors, CPV modules and high-temperature materials under repeatable, weather-independent and fully-controlled conditions.

ANU 45-kWe high-flux solar simulator

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