Ageing test

Objectives

  • Behavior studies of products over a long period
  • Provide feedback to industry on the design and durability of their products
  • Assist manufacturers in their efforts to guarantee the use of their products

Outdoor exposure

Ageing test of solar thermal collectors, solar PV panels and their components

We have two unique exhibition sites located in windy Mediterranean climate and mountain climate. The first site is based on Perpignan with important amount of solar irradiance and extreme winds. The second site is located at 1600 meters above sea level in Font-Romeu / Odeillo, the site is characterized by very high irradiance conditions (more than 2400 h / year), a purity of the atmosphere (high altitude and low humidity average), strong temperature gradients between day and night, and heavy snowfall in winter.


Climatic chamber

Our laboratory is equipped with a climatic chamber of 100 liters which allows us to perform ageing cycles on all types of samples (materials, electronic components, photovoltaic cells …).

On request we can program customized temperature cycles from -40 ° C to + 180 ° C with humidity control over several days.