With the SamBa series of low-light cameras, Sensovation is able to offer sensitivity in the near-IR range at high speed that enables industrial testing applications such as electroluminescence imaging of solar sells and modules. SamBa Ci is a 2 MPixel, high sensitivity camera optimised for high-throughput electroluminescence imaging.
Electroluminescence imaging of solar modules demands highly sensitive cameras with extremely high pixel resolution. Often there is little room for mounting the camera – therefore short working distance is required.
Electroluminescence measurement has advanced to a valuable tool in inspection and quality control of solar cells and modules in the photovoltaic industry. Equipped with sensitive, high-resolution, scientific grade Si-CCD sensors, 16-bit ADCs and powerful four-stage thermo-electric cooling, the SamBa cameras are ideally suited for high resolution solar cell characterisation. The SamBa Ci and the coolSamBa HR-830 were specifically designed for in-line and off-line production characterisation of solar cells and modules. The SamBa cameras provide high sensitivity and exceptionally high spatial resolution but also a high imaging speed of one image/sec for the full imaging cycle including read-out and integration time.
Electroluminescence measurement of photovoltaic cells and modules.
The frame rate of three frames per second allows a throughput of one cell per second. The Samba Ci is available with robust Gigebit Ethernet interface and comes with a flexible Software Development Kit (SDK) for easy integration.
October 2012 onwards.