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