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LED Solar Simulator, Class AAA, VeraSol-2 (RoHS and / or CE Pending)

Specifications

  • Simulator Class
    Class AAA
  • Lamp Type
    LED
  • Output Beam Size
    50.8 x 50.8 mm
  • Typical Output Power
    0.1 to 110 mW/cm2 (0.1 to 1.1 SUN) Adjustable
  • Spectral Match Classification
    A (IEC 60904-9 2007, JIS 8904-9 2017, ASTM E927-10 2015)
  • Temporal Instability Classification
    A (IEC 60904-9 2007, JIS 8904-9 2017 ASTM E927-10 2015)
  • Uniformity Classification
    A (IEC 60904-9 2007, JIS 8904-9 2017, ASTM E927-10 2015)

Features

Class AAA Solar Simulator

The VeraSol-2 is certified AAA rated to IEC 60904-9, JIS 8904-9, and ASTM E927-10 for Spectral Match, Spatial Non-Uniformity of Irradiance, and Temporal Instability. Oriel puts each LED based system through rigorous testing for all aspects of the standards to ensure compliance and provides a certificate of calibration. For more information about these solar simulator standards, please see our "Solar Simulator Standards — Definitions & Comparisons" technical note.

Breadboard sold separately.

Independent LED Control

This innovative design independently drives multiple LEDs at 19 individual wavelengths spaced over the spectrum from 400 to 1100 nm to ensure a spectral match meeting Class A certification. The independent control of each LED allows the user to tune the output to the specific requirements of the test. Application examples include the simulation of blue or red light for skincare and other biomedical testing in the cosmetics industry. This adjustment can be made from the front panel of the controller for the entire spectrum or individual wavelength bands. The user can also adjust the output of the 19 individual LEDs through the software application. These spectral profiles can be saved as custom spectra in the controller and easily recalled with the push of a button.

The VeraSol system includes a remote software application, VeraSol Replicator, to aid the user in setting custom spectrums and to perform system functional tests.

Replicate Geographic Location Solar Spectra

VeraSol Replicator gives the user a method to generate a solar spectrum based on geographic locations, as well as date and time of day. This spectrum is used to generate a VeraSol LED spectrum, replicating the solar spectrum. Solar simulation has entered a new era. We believe you will continue to find features and benefits of the VeraSol that will improve your testing capabilities.

VeraSol-2 System Components

The VeraSol-2 solar simulator includes the LSS-7120 Controller, the LSH-7520 LED Light Source, the CC720 Connector Cable, and a Vertical Height Adjustment Assembly. The system can be mounted directly to an optical table or breadboard, purchased separately.

Breadboard sold separately.

10,000 Hour LED Lifetime

The typical lifetime of LEDs of over 10,000 hours removes the need to change expensive and hazardous bulbs. The LEDs come up to a stable operating power within 100 msec. This allows the unit to be shut off between tests without having to wait for the lamp to stabilize or sacrificing the integrity of the test results. This results in an effective lamp usage time several times over a conventional lamp and eliminates the need for shutters on the output. (Note that the 10,000-hour lifetime pertains only to the LEDs and not necessarily to the solar simulator system.)

Flexible Light Source Orientation

The use of solid state LEDs and robust optical mounting hardware makes it possible to orient the head in any position to fit your application needs. In order to mount the head 90 degrees, the MA701 Mount Adapter must be purchased separately. To aid in positioning the light source, a variable height adjustment mount is included along with a laser pointer indicator built directly into the LED light source to ensure the test cell is always at the correct placement under the head. The flexibility of the VeraSol Solar Simulator allows the user to tailor the simulator to the test and not the test to the solar simulator.

PhotoVoltaic Calibration Lab

We are proud to house and manage one of the few commercial photovoltaic and calibration test laboratories in the world. The Photovoltaic Calibration and Test Laboratory is accredited by A2LA to the ISO/IEC 17025 Standard, using state of the art equipment for measurements in accordance with ASTM E948 and E1021. The lab welcomes requests for prototype PV device performance measurements or PV reference cell calibrations. Flexible scheduling and rapid turnaround time ensure minimal downtime to time sensitive devices.

Characterizing I-V Curves of PhotoVoltaic Cells

We offer test solutions to measure current-voltage (IV) characteristics of PV cells. Models are available in 1, 3, 5, or 10 amps configurations, determined by the current generated by the device under test. Solutions include the source meter, cabling, and IV Test Station software to capture data quickly and easily. Additional mounting, probing, and temperature control accessories are available. Oriel IV test solutions are designed to work with any Oriel solar simulator.

Optional Reference Cell

A calibrated reference cell is an integral part of solar simulator calibration and solar cell I-V characterization. The Oriel model 91150V consists of a readout meter and a 2 x 2 cm calibrated solar cell made of monocrystalline silicon. The cell is also equipped with a thermocouple assembled in accordance with IEC 60904-2. The certification is accredited by NIST to the ISO-17025 standard and is traceable both to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and to the International System of Units (SI). It reads solar simulator irradiance in "SUN" units; where one SUN is equal to 1000 W/m2 at 25 °C and AM 1.5G. The meter includes two connectors for analog outputs for the sun irradiance and the temperature.
We also offer reference cells with KG5 windows in place of the quartz window.