IV-10 Solar Cell I-V Measurement System

Measure the I-V characteristics of your medium sized devices with the IV10 Solar Cell I-V Measurement System. This system irradiates solar cells with a 100 mm x 100 mm class ABA solar simulator (class AAA optional) and measures the I-V curve and computes critical parameters such as Voc, Isc, Jsc, Vmax, Imax, Pmax, and efficiency.

This system includes the light source and the measurement equipment needed to measure I-V curves for solar cells 10 cm x 10 cm and smaller. Its solar simulator illuminates the test device while the electronic load sweeps the cell voltage from a reverse-bias condition, through the power quadrant, and beyond Voc. Synchronized, precise measurements of device voltage and current form an I-V curve. The system’s computer gathers data, calculates solar cell parameters, generates printable test reports, and saves test data in text files. Sweep range, direction, and rate are adjustable.

Basic System Features

  • Class-ABA solar simulator with continuous 10 cm x 10 cm beam
  • Voltage ranges: ± 2.0 V, ± 20.0 V
  • Current ranges: 0.1 mA, 1.0 mA, 10 mA, 100 mA and 1.0 A
  • (see options below)
  • Computer, LCD monitor, keyboard and I-V measurement software
  • 4-wire connection to customer's test device mounting and contacting fixture
  • Computes solar cell parameters: Voc, Isc, Jsc, Vmax, Imax, Pmax, and efficiency
  • Measures light and dark I-V characteristics
  • ASTM Method E 948-09 compliant
  • Automatic solar simulator shutter control
  • Instruction manual


  • Class-AAA solar simulator instead of Class-ABA
  • Additional current (3.0 A and 5.0 A) and voltage ranges
  • Vacuum test fixture with temperature control option
  • Beam-up test fixture for superstrate devices
  • Irradiance monitor to compensate for lamp flicker and drift
  • Reverse-bias leakage test function
  • Interface with your automated cell-handling equipment
  • Setup and training at your site
  • Other options are available; please contact us to discus your requirements
Call +1 303.386.3950 or email pvmsales@pvmeasurements.com to discuss your photovoltaic characterization needs.