Solar / Photovoltaic



Envirotronics PV Series
PV Series
High-Low Temperature and Temperature/Humidity Test Chambers.
Custom sizes and configurations available.

Suitable for the following test standards:

Humidity Freeze Test
+85°C ± 2°C , 85% ± 5% RH / -40°C ± 3°C
To determine the ability of the module to withstand the effects of high temperature and humidity followed by sub-zero temperatures.
IEC61215, 10.12 (JIS C-8990)
IEC61646, 10.12 (JIS C-8991)

Thermal Cycling Test
-40°C / +90°C
To make an assessment of the module's ability to withstand exposure to several environmental conditions during transportation and/or storage.
JIS C-8917
JIS C-8938


-40°C / +85°C
To make an assessment of the module's ability to withstand exposure to several environmental conditions during transportation and/or storage.
IEC61215, 10.11 (JIS C-8990)
IEC61646, 10.11 (JIS C-8991)

Damp Heat Test
+85°C ± 2°C , 85% ± 5% RH
To evaluate the ability of the module for use and/or storage under high temperature and humidity.
IEC60068-2-78 (JID C-8917, C-8938, C-60068-2-3)

To determine the ability of the module to withstand the effects of long-term penetration of humidity.
IEC61215, 10.13 (JIS C-8990)
IEC61646, 10.13 (JIS C-8991)

Temperature/Humidity Cycling Test
+85°C ± 2°C , 85% ± 5% RH / -40°C ± 3°C
To determine the deterioration level for use and/or storage in short time under condition of temperature change in high relative humidity.
JIS C-8917
JIS C-8638

Low Temperature Sub-Cycle Test
+65°C ± 2°C , 93% ± 3% RH /+25°C ± 2°C , 80-96% RH / -10°C ± 3°C
IEC60068-2-38, 6.3.1 (JIS C-8962)

Temperature Test
+85°C ± 2°C
To evaluate the ability of the module for use and/or storage under high temperature
IEC60068-2-2, (JIS C-8917, C-60068-2-2)
IEC60068-2-2, (JIS C-8938, C-60068-2-2)

Envirotronics   solid construction walk-in and drive-in test chambers WW Series
Solid Construction Walk-in/Drive-in Temperature and Temperature/Humidity Test Rooms. Custom sizes and configurations available.

Suitable for the following test standards:

Humidity Freeze Test
+85°C ± 2°C , 85% ± 5% RH / -40°C ± 3°C
To determine the ability of the module to withstand the effects of high temperature and humidity followed by sub-zero temperatures.
IEC61215, 10.12 (JIS C-8990)
IEC61646, 10.12 (JIS C-8991)

Thermal Cycling Test
-40°C / +90°C
To make an assessment of the module's ability to withstand exposure to several environmental conditions during transportation and/or storage.
JIS C-8917
JIS C-8938


-40°C / +85°C
To make an assessment of the module's ability to withstand exposure to several environmental conditions during transportation and/or storage.
IEC61215, 10.11 (JIS C-8990)
IEC61646, 10.11 (JIS C-8991)

Damp Heat Test
+85°C ± 2°C , 85% ± 5% RH
To evaluate the ability of the module for use and/or storage under high temperature and humidity.
IEC60068-2-78 (JID C-8917, C-8938, C-60068-2-3)

To determine the ability of the module to withstand the effects of long-term penetration of humidity.
IEC61215, 10.13 (JIS C-8990)
IEC61646, 10.13 (JIS C-8991)

Temperature/Humidity Cycling Test
+85°C ± 2°C , 85% ± 5% RH / -40°C ± 3°C
To determine the deterioration level for use and/or storage in short time under condition of temperature change in high relative humidity.
JIS C-8917
JIS C-8638

Low Temperature Sub-Cycle Test
+65°C ± 2°C , 93% ± 3% RH /+25°C ± 2°C , 80-96% RH / -10°C ± 3°C
IEC60068-2-38, 6.3.1 (JIS C-8962)

Temperature Test
+85°C ± 2°C
To evaluate the ability of the module for use and/or storage under high temperature
IEC60068-2-2, (JIS C-8917, C-60068-2-2)
IEC60068-2-2, (JIS C-8938, C-60068-2-2)

Envirotronics   solid construction walk-in and drive-in test chambers

>SC Series

Solar Simulator Test Cabinets
Example:SC 2000 MHG

  • Workspace volume 3.4m3 
  • Workspace dimensions
    WxDxH 2000 x 1150 x 1510mm
    Irradiation unit
  • Type of irradiation 2 x 4 kW
    Metal halide global lamps
  • Irradiation intensity
    800 to 1200 W/m2 with reference to the test area, steplessly adjustable
  • Uniformity ±5% with reference to the test area
  • Test area 1700 x 800 mm, at a distance of at least 600 mm below the ceiling glazing
  • Spectral radiation distribution Global radiation 280 to 3000 nm, recommended for aging tests
  • Basis CIE Pub. No. 85 Tab 4
  • Parts DIN 75220 Tab. 1 Column 2/4
  • Radiation modulation <1%
  • Output stability ±1%
»Standards that apply to the testing of Solar Panel and Photovoltaic Modules

IEC 61215

Terrestrial crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, type suitability and type approval

IEC 61646

Terrestrial thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules, type suitability and type approval

ASTM E 1171

Standard Test Method for photovoltaic modules in cyclic temperature and humidity environments

Solar Simulation on PV Modules

Light testing with UV irradiation and solar simulation is also described in these standards.

  • Determination of the maximum output
  • Determination of the temperature coefficients
  • Measurement of the nominal operating cell temperature
  • Performance under standard testing conditions
  • Performance at nominal operating cell temperature
  • Hot spot endurance test
  • UV Test - Pre-treatment of the PV module with ultraviolet (UV) radiation before the thermal shock load and the humidity freezing testing.

Required source of radiation

  • UV radiation source within the range of 280 to 385 nm and at max. 250W/m2
  • Light Treatment (only under IEC 61646)
  • Solar Simulator with 800 to 1000 W/m2

»Solar Panel and Photovoltaic Module Test Chambers

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