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Konica Releases a New Series of Photovoltaic Measurement Instrument

The SPIE Optics and Photonics 2010 show in San Diego, organized between 3rd August and 5th August, will witness a release of a new series of photovoltaic measurement instrument by Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Inc (KMSA), a leading innovator in the field of industrial color, light and shape measurement.

This pseudo reference cell which is to be exhibited is a collaborative project by KMSA and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) and is used as a reference or standard point of calibration to guarantee that dependable and unswerving measurements are maintained for the photovoltaic cells.

According to Bryan Bond, KMSA’s Photovoltaic Business Manager, the cell has an advanced spectral response as it is specially created to regulate the illumination produced by the solar simulator for multi-junction solar cells which are extremely sensitive to most versions of the light spectrum.

This reference cell would prove to be an ideal base for KMSA’s entry into the photovoltaic measurement business, with a $20 million investment of capital and a tie up with Konarka Technologies, to create and distribute thin film photovoltaic instruments, thereby complying with the demand for green practices and usage of higher efficiency products


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