Laboratory for accelerated lifetime tests
The climate chamber of the Accelerated Life Testing Lab (measuring 1.3 x 1.5 x 2.2 m) simulates accelerated lifecycles of industrial products such as photovoltaic modules, synthetic materials and electronic components in order to assess their degradation in performance over their expected useful life. The Angelantoni PV4500 climate chamber contains systems for humidification, cooling, heating and dehumidification. Thus, the tested article can be exposed to complex and controlled temperature and humidity conditions.
Up to ten photovoltaic modules of standard size can be tested simultaneously in the laboratory. All tests comply with international standards IEC 61215 (for crystalline silicon-based modules) and IEC 61646 (for thin-film modules). They simulate the environmental conditions that photovoltaic systems are exposed to over the course of their useful life and which accelerate the natural aging process of the installations.