Solar Simulator Selection Guide

With over 40 years of proven performance, true standards compliance and rugged durability built into our solar simulator product family, Newport Corporation's Oriel® Sol3A® 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
http://assets.newport.com/web600w-EN/images/11676.jpg Oriel® Sol1A 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
http://assets.newport.com/web600w-EN/images/11676.jpg 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

Technical Notes

Simulation of Solar Irradiation

Solar Simulator Sample Calculations

Optical Radiation Terminology and Units

Solar Simulator Definitions of Characteristics

Photovoltaic Energy Conversion