PV LED ENGINE characterization lab for stand alone light-to-light systems

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PV-powered lighting systems, light-to-light systems (L2L), offer outdoor lighting where it is elsewhere cumbersome to enable lighting. Application of these systems at high latitudes, where the difference in day length between summer and winter is large and the solar energy is low requires smart dimming functions for reliable lighting. A barrier for exploiting use of standalone solar lighting for the urban environment seem to be lack of knowledge and lack of available tools for proper dimensioning. In this work the development of powerful dimensioning tool is described and initial measurements are presented. Furthermore, a laboratory has been build to characterize these systems up to 200 Wp from “nose to tail” in great details to support improvement of the systems and to make accurate field performance predictions by the dimensioning tool.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 4th Symposium Small PV-Applications.
Number of pages6
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event4th Symposium Small PV-Applications : Rural Electrification and Commercial Use - International Congress Centre Munich, Munich, Germany
Duration: 9 Jun 201510 Jun 2015


Conference4th Symposium Small PV-Applications
LocationInternational Congress Centre Munich


  • Solar cells
  • PV applications
  • Characterization
  • Energy Systems
  • PV urban lighting
  • Energy systems
  • Standalone
  • LED lighting
  • Dimensioning


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