Solar Simulator Selection Guide

With over 40 years of proven performance and rugged durability built into our solar simulator product family, Newport Corporation's Oriel® Sol1A® Class ABB systems take solar simulation to the next level. Certified to IEC 60904-9 2007 Edition, JIS C 8912, and ASTM E 927-05 standards, these large area sources use a xenon lamp and proprietary filter to meet, efficiently and reliably, Class ABB performance parameters without compromising the 1 sun output power. The result is a cost-effective system designed for continuous operation in a 24/7 production environment.

Selecting a Solar Simulator

Click Solar Simulators to shop or browse all of our standard models, or select a product series below for more information on our products and capabilities.

Solar Simulators Output Beam Size Features
Oriel_SOL3A-S Oriel Sol3A Class AAA Solar Simulators • 2 x 2 inch
• 4 x 4 inch
• 6 x 6 inch
• 8 x 8 inch
• 12 x 12 inch
• Factory certified Class AAA CW systems
• Calibration certificate validating Class AAA performance for IEC, ASTM and JIS
• Long-lived, highly reliable instruments designed specifically for 24/7 production environments
• Easy lamp replacement
• Non-reflective black finish reduces stray light
• Temperature sensors and interlocks ensure operator safety
• Improved optical design for maximum spatial uniformity
• Improved working distances accommodate larger samples
Sol2A Oriel® Sol2A Class ABA Solar Simulators • 2 x 2 inch
• 4 x 4 inch
• 6 x 6 inch
• 8 x 8 inch
• Complete line of Class ABA products
• Factory certified CW systems per IEC 60904-9 2007 Edition, JIS C 8912, and ASTM E 927-05
• Long-lived, highly reliable instruments designed specifically for laboratory and/or production environments
• Long-lived, highly reliable instruments designed specifically for 24/7 production environments
• Temperature sensors and interlocks ensure operator safety
• Convenient user features simplify operation
LS-pg7-38a Oriel® So1A Class ABB Solar Simulators • 2 x 2 inch
• 4 x 4 inch
• 6 x 6 inch
• 8 x 8 inch
• Complete line of Class ABB products
• Factory certified CW systems per IEC 60904-9 2007 Edition, JIS C 8912, and ASTM E 927-05
• Long-lived, highly reliable instruments designed specifically for laboratory and/or production environments
• Temperature sensors and interlocks ensure operator safety
• Convenient user features simplify operation
LS-pg7-36a 150 W Low Cost Solar Simulator • 1.3 inch diameter, collimated • Low cost alternative for low power applications
• Small arc size allows you to focus image onto fiber optic or liquid light guide
• Optional Air Mass Filters, Dichroic Mirrors, and Bandpass Filters let you shape the output spectrum
• Generating approximately 1.3 sun output with AM1.5G filter installed
LS-pg7-38a 150 - 300 W Solar Simulators • 2 x 2 inch
• Upward or downward configuration
• Generate intense ultraviolet radiation with minimal sample heating
• Run tests when you want to, without concern for weather conditions and time of day
• Shape the output with easily interchangeable filters
LS-pg7-40a 450 - 1000 W Solar Simulators • 2 x 2 inch
• 4 x 4 inch
• 6 x 6 inch
• 8 x 8 inch
• 12 x 12 inch diverging
• Very high intensity sources closely match solar spectra
• Run tests when you want to, without concern for weather conditions and time of day
• Various beam configurations are possible
LS-pg7-44a 1600 W Solar Simulators • 2 x 2 inch
• 4 x 4 inch
• 6 x 6 inch
• 8 x 8 inch
• 10 x 10 inch
• 12 x 12 inch diverging
• Highest intensity Oriel® Solar Simulators
• Optional air mass filters shape the output spectra
• Various beam configurations are possible

Solar Simulator Accessories

LS-bandpass_solarsim LS-pg7-49a-R LS-high_flux_beam_concen Ref-Cell_Ref-Meter SS_MUMS_setup_2_7300 LS-pg7-50a
Bandpass Filters for UV Solar Simulators Air Mass Filters Hi Flux Beam Concentrator for Solar Simulators Reference Solar Cell and Meter Uniformity Measurement Tool Exposure Control Instruments for Large Area Illuminators

Technical Notes

Simulation of Solar Irradiation

Solar Simulator Sample Calculations

Optical Radiation Terminology and Units

Solar Simulator Definitions of Characteristics

Energy Conversion