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Konica Minolta Sensing Americas Introduces Photovoltaic Measurement Instruments at SPIE Optics and Photonics 2010 Show

Date Announced: 29 Jul 2010

Pseudo reference cell developed with AIST is highlight of new product range.

RAMSEY, N.J., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), the worldwide leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape, will be introducing a full line of photovoltaic measurement and characterization instruments to the US market at the SPIE Optics and Photonics 2010 show being held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California August 3rd – 5th 2010.

At the center of the measurement solutions presented at the show, KMSA will be showcasing its new pseudo reference cell. This cell is the product of cooperation by Konica Minolta Sensing and The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). The reference cell is used as a standard point of calibration to ensure consistent measurements of newly developed photovoltaic cells.

"Our pseudo reference cell is specifically designed to adjust the illumination of solar simulators for multi-junction solar cells. Multi-junction solar cells are sensitive to a greater portion of the light spectrum. KMSA is proud to introduce to market a reference cell with superior spectral response over current technology," said Bryan Bond, Photovoltaic Business Manager for Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

The newly developed reference cell provides Konica Minolta Sensing with a sound platform to promote the photovoltaic measurement and characterization business. KMSA's entry into this new market stems from a $20 million capital investment by Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc and Konarka Technologies to develop and distribute thin-film photovoltaics.

Demand for green energy production and new higher efficiency materials continue to grow. As a global leader in measurement technology and instrumentation, Konica Minolta Sensing is further expanding its reach into this quickly growing market by using its expertise to quantify the results of these new materials and technologies.

Product demonstrations will be held during the SPIE Optics and Photonics conference at Konica Minolta Sensing's booth #727.

Visit Konica's website for more details.

Source: Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.


Lou Carulli
Marketing Manager
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc.

E-mail: lcarulli@se.konicaminolta.us

Web Site: www.konicaminolta.com

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