The Spi-Cell Sorter from Spire Solar sorts solar cells automatically, which is based on their electrical performance. The sorted photovoltaic cells are put in 10 different output bins accordingly. The solar cells are sorted out after they are tested under simulated sunlight. The device automatically handles the coinstacked solar cells. The solar cell sorter features a pulsed xenon lamp that includes optical filter. This cell sorter provides low duty cycle that minimizes the heat build up and increases durability of optics.
The Spi-Cell Sorter has the ability to measure and display various cell parameters, namely, open circuit voltage, short circuit current density, cell efficiency, series resistance, cell temperature and complete I-V curve. The solar cell sorter, offered by Spire Solar, can be used for maximum cell dimensions of 210 x 210mm. A computer system with software is included with the photovoltaic cell sorter for processing, measuring, printing output, data analyzing, and disk storage.
The Spi-Cell Sorter offers a nominal throughput of 1000 solar cells per hour. The cell sorter needs single phase 200 to 240 volts AC, 30-ampere electricity supply with 550kPa of compressed air, for operation. The solar cell sorter measures current in the range from 0 to 20 amperes and voltage in the range from 0 to 5 volts. The Spi-Cell Sorter is 345cm wide, 191cm deep and 196cm high, with a weight of 910kg.