Newport Announces New PV Wafer Testing Capability
The Technology & Applications Center’s Photovoltaic Lab now offers solar wafer
testing on cells up to 156 mm x 156 mm.
PV Test Table
December 4, 2012
Irvine, CA – December 4, 2012 – Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in laser and photonic solutions that Make,
Manage and Measure Light®, is pleased to announce expanded capabilities that include solar wafer testing and calibration for bare
cells up to 156 mm x 156 mm. Newport’s Technology & Applications Center’s Photovoltaic (TAC-PV) Lab at Newport is accredited by
the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to ISO/IEC 17025. This allows Newport to certify the dimensional and
electrical performance parameters of photovoltaic cells, including solar reference cells, small area research cells, irradiance
sensors, and the new addition of solar wafers. Calibrations are traceable to the World Radiometric Reference (WRR) and NIST.
Newport offers the industry’s fastest turn-around times and can also accommodate high throughput to meet customer needs.
The company’s new photovoltaic test services feature a calibration certificate that indicates the measured total area of your
device, its spectral response and I-V curve, and the electrical performance parameters with stated uncertainties. Measurements
are made according to the American Society for Testing Materials or ASTM standard E948-09.
For more information about Newport’s new TAC-PV solar wafer testing capabilities, please visit:
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