Solar Thermal Testing



The photo-voltaic industry has experienced incredibly fast growth and transformation after year 2000, as a result of extraordinary technology breakthroughs, from material level up to large-scale module manufacturing. Thermal Testing of Solar Energy Components, Collectors, Systems, and Materials testing is critical to assuring long term reliability and functionality.

MPI Thermal ThermalAir Systems  – developed by engineers and scientists with years of experience in Temperature Control, Software & Controller Design in Thermal Shock Test Systems.

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MPI ThermalAir TA-5000 Series Thermal Cycling Systems

Advanced Thermal Testing Technology for Today’s Emerging Technologies

Temperature Chamber

Flexible – Silent – Energy Efficient


Temperature Chambers for Today’s Advanced Technolgies

Temperature Cycling System
Thermal Cycling System

Advanced – Accurate – Reliable


Thermal Cycling Systems for the Future

Instead of taking your parts to a large walk-in environmental chambers or small ovens, ThermalAir Mobile thermal Test Systems allow you to bring temperature to your components (at your test location), providing reliable, precise temperature testing .

Thermal Solar Testing


Performance testing of thermal and photovoltaic thermal solar collectors are a crucial part of the manufacturing process. Thermal Testing of Solar Energy Components, Collectors, Systems, and Materials need to be tested to ensure durability. Thermal Shock and high-temperature testing are critical to establishing efficiency reduction rates and reliability for solar performance.

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Some Applications


  • Test-to-Failure
  • Thermal Shock
  • Thermal Resistance of Materials
  • Thermal Simulation
  • Accelerated Life Testing of Solar Materials
  • Failure Analysis
  • Thermal Cycling

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Thermal Cycling Test


With Solar Technology development on the rise as a large scale renewable energy source, home production, space exploration, and medium to small devices, thermal testing through thermal shock and temperature cycling makes MPI TA-5000 Series of thermal test systems critical to research and development of solar components and materials.

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The TA-5000’s built-in air dryer and filtering system sends clean dry air (CDA) through its powerful internal chiller / heat exchanger to deliver a maximum temperature cycling range (hot & cold) from -100°C up to +300°C.

  • Out Gas Air Flow up to 20 SCFM from -80C to +225C
  • -55C to +125C / +125C to -55C < 10 sec
  • Ultra Stable DC Temperature Control
  • Frost Free Operation / Heated Purge / Built-in Air Dryer
  • Easy Roll Around wheels for portability
  • Plug-in Anywhere 200Vto 250V AC, Single Phase 50/60Hz
  • Variety of Sizes: Glass Caps, Shrouds & Compact Chambers
  • Fastest ramp rates
  • Set Ramp, Soak, & Cycle temperature transition time

Ceramic and various solar materials best suited for high temperature environments are often very brittle, causing poor thermal shock resistance. Because of the rapid temperature changes and fluctuations associated with concentrated solar testing usable materials, must be capable of withstanding large thermo-mechanical stresses caused by temperature variations. Thermal shock describes the thermal stress due to rapid temperature variations. Because solar facilities are dependent on weather conditions, one the most common causes of rapid temperature variation is caused due to sudden cloud cover.

Temperature cycling, thermal shock, thermal profiling, and other environmental temperature conditioning is why MPI Thermal systems are part of the manufacturing temperature test process.

Solar Thermal Test | Thermal Resistance of Materials | Thermal Simulation | Accelerated Life Testing of Solar Materials | Failure Analysis | Thermal Cycling