PSE Instruments GmbH

PSE Instruments GmbH is a team of solar professionals that takes on projects to assist solar research institutions and solar companies. We provide a range of equipment for testing of solar thermal collectors and photovoltaic modules.

  • +49-761-47914-0
  • +49-761-47914-44
  • Hanferstr. 4
    Freiburg, 79108

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  • IV Curve Tracer

    IVCT - PSE Instruments GmbH

    In recent years, we have been developing a sophisticated IV curve tracer for PV modules including a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) function. The IV curve tracer is designed for operation with any market-available steady-state solar simulator. Through our web-based software design, the operator can supervise the test results from every computer in a company network. The software contains functions such as an irradiation sum counter that helps to check requirements stated in a stabilization test like they are defined in IEC 61215 (MQT 19). We have also included a correction function to correct the traced IV curves to standard test conditions (STC) when the user enters the required temperature coefficients. One of the most important features is the multi-IV curve tracing function, which enables the user to display more than 150 IV curves in one graph. This eases the analysis of the weakest cells in hot-spot tests, which are required in IEC 61730 (MST 22) and IEC 61215 (MQT 09).

  • Steady-state Solar Simulator For PV Modules

    SORAS LS - PSE Instruments GmbH

    In certification laboratories for photovoltaic modules, steady-state solar simulators are mostly used for stabilization / light soaking tests (MQT 19) and hot-spot endurance tests (MQT 09) according to IEC 61215 and IEC 61730. An initial stabilization is required for all PV modules that undergo a standard test procedure. For the hot-spot endurance test (MQT 09), it is important that the operator has easy access to the front and back site of the module. During the test, it is necessary to shade one cell after each other to take infrared pictures, which requires good visibility of the entire back side. Our swiveling module holding system enables easy access to the front and back side of the module.

  • UV Chamber

    PSE Instruments GmbH

    In PV modules, many different components are exposed to the sunlight. Therefore, the IEC 61215 defines a UV preconditioning test (MQT 10) to test whether these components can withstand the UV radiation of the sun. In our test chamber, the UV radiation is up to five times the sun intensity to accelerate the test, as requested in the UV preconditioning test.

  • Mechanical Load Tester

    PSE Instruments GmbH

    Solar modules and collectors, whether on roofs, in façades, or freestanding, are often exposed to high mechanical stress or load: A deep layer of snow or strong winds can greatly affect the materials and connections. Mechanical load test stands accurately test the durability of PV modules and thermal solar collectors.

  • Hail Impact Tester

    HIT - PSE Instruments GmbH

    Hailstorms can cause severe damage to modules and collectors. Our test stand enables you to carry out tests according to international standards. The hail impact test stand uses an air-pressurized launcher that shoots ice balls representing hailstones of a predetermined size at the module or collector mounted on the support frame.

  • Outdoor Exposure Tester

    OET - PSE Instruments GmbH

    A comprehensive analysis of PV modules includes many different parameters. Determining the normal module operating temperature (NMOT), incidence angle effects and comparing soiling effects on different modules up to the initial degradation of PV modules are all parameters that can be analyzed with our outdoor exposure tester. The tester comes with up to twelve electronic loads installed in a 19" rack. The loads have two main functions: maximum power point tracking (MPPT) and IV curve tracing. For the advanced analysis, it is possible to change between these two modes within one test. In the normal operation mode, the electronic load keeps the module under MPP and each predefined interval an IV curve is traced. The entire tester comes with all necessary sensors such as temperature sensor, which can be attached to the module to determine the NMOT temperature like defined in IEC 61215 (MQT 05) and IEC 61853-2. The irradiation sensor is also included. In combination with our tracking system P2, it is also possible to determine incident angle effects of the PV module. It is also possible to connect other irradiation sensors for diffuse and direct irradiation, which helps to understand the behavior of the module in different irradiation conditions. An optional albedo meter is a powerful tool for the analysis of bifacial modules. The entire graphical user interface is web based and offers the possibility to access the system from the all computers in the network.

  • Peel-off Tester For PV Module Laminate

    PSE Instruments GmbH

    The connection between the laminate and all other components of a PV module are essential for a high durability and long lifetime of PV modules. Only when the laminate protects the electrical components from humidity and water is a good insulation guaranteed.

  • Electrical Safety Tester

    PSE Instruments GmbH

    PSE AG has developed an electrical safety test that combines different tests for the testing of PV modules. With our four-in-one tester it is possible to test the following according to IEC 61215-2 and IEC 61730:

  • Bypass Diode Tester

    BDT - PSE Instruments GmbH

    Our bypass diode thermal tester is designed to assess the adequacy of the thermal design and long-term reliability of PV modules bypass diodes, which are used to limit the detrimental effects of module hot spot susceptibility.

  • Module Breakage Tester

    MBT - PSE Instruments GmbH

    The tester is used to provide confidence that the risk of physical injuries can be minimized if the PV module is broken in its specified installation. The module breakage test is specified in the IEC 61730 (MST 32).

  • PID Testing Equipment

    PSE Instruments GmbH

    The potential induced degradation (PID) is addressed with the standard IEC TS 62804-1. The standard defines two methods that enable analyzing occurring PID effects in a specific PV module type. PSE AG offers the necessary equipment for the test in a climate chamber. The test equipment can work with any climate chamber on the market and is delivered turnkey. It comes with all necessary equipment, high voltage power sources, sensors, data acquisition and software.

  • Power Supply Rack For Climatic Cycling Test

    PSE Instruments GmbH

    One essential part of the module quality testing according to IEC 61215 is the thermal cycling test (MQT 11) and humidity freeze test (MQT 12). Besides the environment simulation in the climate chamber, it is necessary to energize the PV modules during specific parts of the test.

  • Automation

    PSE Instruments GmbH

    Quality control in production lines of PV modules is an essential factor for long-lasting cutting edge products. Electroluminescence images, high pot testing and power measurements are the most important parts of the quality control.

  • Steady State Solar Simulator

    PSE Instruments GmbH

    Our steady state solar simulators enable you to test and develop solar thermal collectors independent of weather and season, faster, more efficiently and more comprehensively than ever before. Both simulators are turnkey products, delivered 100 % ready to go!

  • Specialized Machines And Custom Test Stands

    PSE Instruments GmbH

    PSE AG has been developing test stands for many years for a wide variety of clients and uses. If you don’t see exactly the specialized test stand you need for your innovative research, we will design and develop it for you. The following are some examples of test stand solutions that we have developed in cooperation with research institutes and industry clients:

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