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Solar Simulators

UHE Solar Simulator

Sciencetech Solar Simulators

Solar simulators are light sources with specialized characteristics that make them similar to natural sunlight in quantifiable ways. At minimum, solar simulators resemble natural sunlight in their specific spectral match, their low spatial non-uniformity, and their low temporal instability.

Solar simulators are described in terms of their classification in the format: “Class XYZ” in which the position of the letters is fixed:

  Class XYZ: X represents spectral match: the output irradiance is measured in several wavelength intervals. The percentage output irradiance in each interval is measured, and any one interval with the lowest classification match determines the total ranking (e.g. if all intervals but one are Class A, and one is Class B, the spectral match is Class B).

  Class XYZ: Y represents spatial non-uniformity: the output irradiance is measured at a set of evenly spaced points throughout the target area. The upper and lower range of those points determines the spatial non-uniformity classification. It is important to note that this parameter uses broadband measurements and does not break down the light into wavelength intervals.  

  Class XYZ: Z represents temporal instability: the output irradiance is measured over a specified time interval and the upper and lower range of these measurements determines the temporal instability. It is important to note that the relevant time scale for these parameters was determined with regard to silicon photovoltaics, so other applications may have different (including less stringent) requirements.

  Classifications of A+, A, B, and C for each parameter are defined by internationally recognized standards. Class A+ is primarily intended for use in calibration laboratories and is not considered necessary for manufacturing and qualification testing. 

  Other features that are not included in the standard classification but which may nonetheless be important in specific applications include:

  Collimation: the degree to which the rays of light are parallel. Due to the extreme distance between the sun and the earth’s surface, natural sunlight is highly collimated. In many applications, this is not highly relevant, but in others, especially space applications, it may be important. 

  Air Mass Filter: Depending on the specific conditions the solar simulator is intended to simulate, different spectral conditions will need to be adhered to. For example, greater UV output and greater overall intensity is required when simulating the environment just outside of the earth’s atmosphere (AM0) rather than simulating the environment present outdoors, on the ground, and at mid-latitudes (AM1.5G).  

Terrestrial or Space Solar Simulator: Depending on the specific conditions the solar simulator is intended to simulate, different spectral conditions will need to be adhered to. For example, greater UV output and greater overall intensity is required when simulating the environment just outside of the earth’s atmosphere (space solar simulator or AM0) rather than simulating the environment present outdoors, on the ground, and at mid-latitudes (terrestrial solar simulator or AM1.5G). AM1.5D and AM1.0D are less common air masses used in terrestrial solar simulators. 

 
 

Introduction to Our Ultra-High Efficiency Solar Simulator

Class AAA UHE-NL-150


We manufacture many other varieties of solar simulators and this demonstration is applicable to our other solar simulator types as well. All the instructions in the video will also be provided in the manual that comes along with the system.

 
 

Sciencetech Webinar: Versatile Solar Simulators

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This webinar is an overview of the guidelines and principles behind designing and manufacturing Solar Simulators. Discussion topics include: why use a solar simulator, how to choose the right solar simulator, solar simulation specs, and an overview of our UHE Solar Simulator.

Sciencetech Solar Simulator Models

Class AAA and ABA (Spectral match, spatial non-uniformity of irradiance, temporal instability) 


Sciencetech Inc. designs and fabricates more than 30 different variants of Solar Simulators. Compliance to standards IEC 60904-9, ASTM E 927 Class A spectral match, Class A or B spatial non-uniformity of irradiance, Class A temporal instability. Take a look below

Solar Simulators Target Size Working Distance Spatial
Non-Uniformity
Square Side Circ. Diameter
Inches cm Inches cm Inches cm Class
SF300A 0.7 1.8 1 2.5 3 - 4 13
SF300B 1.4 3.6 2 5 3 - 4 13 B
SciSun 150 2 5 2 5 15 38 A
SciSun 300 2 5 2 5 15 38 A
2.1 5.2 3 7.5 18 45 B
SS1.0kW 3.5 8.8 5 12.5 30 75 B
SS1.6K 4.2 10.7 6 15.3 36 90 B
SS2.5K 5.6 14 7.8 20 42 105 B
SS0.5kW-UV 2.1 5.3 3 7.5 18 45 B
SS1.0kW-UV 3.5 8.8 5 12.5 35.2 88 B
SS1.6kW-UV 4.5 11.3 6.4 16 50 125 B
SS2.5kW-UV 5.6 14.1 8 20 42 105 B
SFR1.6K 6.3 16 8.5 21.5 ~12 30 B
SFR3.0K 8.4 21 11.5 29.5 ~12 30 B
Fiberized
(Optical Fiber)
Solar LightLine A1 1 2.5 1 2.5 4 10 A
Solar LightLine A4 1 2.5 1 2.5 4 10 A
Workstation
(with Chamber Opt.)
SL-38A-WS 1.5 3.8 1.5 3.8 10 25 A
SL-50A-WS 2 5 2 5 10 25 A
SL-60A-WS 2.4 6 2.4 6 10 25 A
UHE Work Station
(Ultra High Efficiency)
UHE-NS-075 3 7.5 3 7.5 8 20 A
UHE-NS-100 4 10 4 10 12 30 A
UHE-NL-150 6 15 6 15 20 50 A
UHE-NL-200 8 20 8 20 23 58 A
UHE-NS-250 10 25 10 25 26 65 A
UHE-NS-300 12 30 12 30 26 65 A
LASI 20 50 20 50 40 100 C
PSS1 40 100 40 100 40 100 A
PSS1.5 60 150 60 150 40 100 A
PSS2 80 200 80 200 40 100 A
FSSC 200-4000 Suns 2 5 2 5 ~0.5 ~1.2 A
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UHE Solar Simulator

The Solar Constant and Solar Simulation


The radiation from the Sun is measured in two ways for a variety of fields of research. The solar constant is the irradiance or intensity of light incident at the surface of the Earth’s atmosphere on a plane normal to the angle of incidence.


This value has been defined by the World Meteorological Organization to be 1366.7W/m2 outside the atmosphere. The irradiance of the Sun at the Earth’s surface varies under different conditions due to absorption and scattering effects in the atmosphere, and so a number of other constants are important in regards to the irradiance of a solar simulator.



Below the atmosphere the radiation emitted from the Sun can be divided into two components: direct radiation that comes from the Sun itself, and scattered radiation coming from the rest of the sky, including a portion reflected back from the ground. Solar simulators are adjusted to imitate the spectral distribution of sunlight for a variety of environments; to do this the spectral distribution from the xenon arc lamp source is altered and refined using Air Mass (AM) filters.


When discussing filters, the direct radiation spectrum is imitated using a direct (D) filter, and the total including scattered sky and ground radiation is matched by using a global (G) filter that imitates both components together.

Sciencetech AM Filters


Sciencetech’s AM filters are designed to be used individually for standard conditions, although they can also be arranged in series to produce other spectral distributions. Many solar simulator systems used by our competition require filters to be used in series to achieve the same performance as Sciencetech’s filters, for example using AM0 and AM1.0 filters in series to achieve a AM1.0 spectral distribution, whereas Sciencetech’s AM1.0 filter can be used alone to achieve the same result, reducing power loss and the cost of additional filters.

Sciencetech AM Filters
Sciencetech Xenon Arc Lamp Light Source

Most Sciencetech solar simulators use xenon arc lamps, which enables the system to produce an intense, collimated beam of light, similar to that of a 5,800oK blackbody. The biggest difference between the two is the xenon lines are present in the arc spectrum, and atmospheric absorptions in solar spectra, which is especially highlighted in the 800-1100nm range because of the intense line output of the lamp. An AM0 filter can reduce this effect so that the average level in specified bands matches solar levels above the atmosphere to better than ±25%, although complete elimination of the xenon lines while preserving the rest of the spectrum is impossible with a practical filter. AM1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 filters further modify the visible and UV portions of the spectrum for different sea-level conditions, and coupled with the use of high pressure Xenon arc lamps Sciencetech is capable of producing Class A standards for our solar simulators.

The graphs on the right show the typical output spectra of Sciencetech’s fully reflective solar simulators. These spectral irradiance curves combine the spectral curves of the xenon arc lamp source, air mass filter, and mirrors used inside the solar simulator beam homogenizer. Actual output spectra may vary due to the condition of the lamp and manufacturing tolerances of the air mass filters. In order to simplify visual comparison of the spectral curves of our solar simulators with ASTM E927-10 standard curves, the simulator outputs are normalized to the corresponding standard spectrum.

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Class: AAA (ASTM E927-19, IEC 60904-9)
Target size: 50 × 50 mm
Intensity: 2 Suns using 300W, 1 Sun using 150W
ND filter for 1 sun operation included with 300W version
Working distance: 380 mm (with beam turning unit CTBT-3)

The SciSun can be configured to precisely suit user requirements.

The following features can be selected to provide the best SciSun for your application (see brochure for full details):
- Air Mass Filter: AM1.5G spectral matching is the standard option. For AM0 matching, please see the AM0 SciSun product. Other filtering options are possible; please contact us for more details.
- Lamp: 300 W produces a maximum intensity of 2 Suns, 150 W produces a maximum intensity of 1 Sun.
- Power Supply: The included power supply can be a full-featured, adjustable touchscreen-controlled supply (CE compliant), or a simpler, manually-operated power supply (not CE compliant).
- Beam Turner: A 360-degree adjustable beam turner is included as a standard feature in all models.
- Stand: Three stand options are available as optional accessories: a simple, economical, height-adjustable stand for downward-facing use (in conjunction with a beam turner), a workstation with adjustable sample tray, and a workstation with adjustable sample tray within a dark chamber. If the system is ordered with no stand, it sits on the tabletop and the beam can be rotated to the desired direction using the beam turner.
- Shutter: A manual shutter is an economical option, while a motorized shutter is available as an optional replacement if computer control of the shutter is required. To control the motorized shutter from the power supply, the touchscreen power supply option is required.
- Attenuation: Manual or motorized variable attenuators are available optional accessories. If no variable attenuator is chosen, the 300W SciSun will still come with a removeable neutral density filter to permit 1 sun operation.

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).

Also included are a xenon arc lamp, filter holder, and testing report.
8,465.00
Class: AAA (ASTM E927-19, IEC 60904-9)
Target size: 50 × 50 mm
Intensity: 2 Suns using 300W, 1 Sun using 150W
ND filter for 1 sun operation included with 300W version
Working distance: 380 mm (with beam turning unit CTBT-3)

The SciSun can be configured to precisely suit user requirements.

The following features can be selected to provide the best SciSun for your application (see brochure for full details):
- Air Mass Filter: AM1.5G spectral matching is the standard option. For AM0 matching, please see the AM0 SciSun product. Other filtering options are possible; please contact us for more details.
- Lamp: 300 W produces a maximum intensity of 2 Suns, 150 W produces a maximum intensity of 1 Sun.
- Power Supply: The included power supply can be a full-featured, adjustable touchscreen-controlled supply (CE compliant), or a simpler, manually-operated power supply (not CE compliant).
- Beam Turner: A 360-degree adjustable beam turner is included as a standard feature in all models.
- Stand: Three stand options are available as optional accessories: a simple, economical, height-adjustable stand for downward-facing use (in conjunction with a beam turner), a workstation with adjustable sample tray, and a workstation with adjustable sample tray within a dark chamber. If the system is ordered with no stand, it sits on the tabletop and the beam can be rotated to the desired direction using the beam turner.
- Shutter: A manual shutter is an economical option, while a motorized shutter is available as an optional replacement if computer control of the shutter is required. To control the motorized shutter from the power supply, the touchscreen power supply option is required.
- Attenuation: Manual or motorized variable attenuators are available optional accessories. If no variable attenuator is chosen, the 300W SciSun will still come with a removeable neutral density filter to permit 1 sun operation.

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).

Also included are a xenon arc lamp, filter holder, and testing report.
8,240.00 8240.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


With the Sciencetech Solar LightLine you can direct the Class AAA solar light anywhere you want. Classic designs for solar simulators require you to bring your sample to the solar simulator. Now, you can bring the solar simulator to your sample! This makes the Sciencetech Solar LightLine series of fiberized solar simulators ideal for research that just can't accommodate traditional bulky solar simulators. The solar light can be easily integrated with a glove box without mounting the entire solar simulator in the glove box, saving space and adding flexibility. The standard 4-foot-long fiber makes the simulator ideal for doing spot checks of devices on manufacturing lines or in dedicated setups that can't accommodate a bulky solar simulator.

The Lightline includes space for fitting one internal accessory. Options are a motorized, 6-position filter wheel, with a variety of spectral or neutral density filters that can be supplied. Or a manual or motorized attenuation system that provides continuous control over intensity at the target from 10-100%. Internal accessories must be selected at the time of order and cannot be added at a later time.

Every Lightline includes an internal two-position filter tray that accommodates Sciencetech FT style filters. Model AX-100 and AX-200 come with a removeable FT-style filter that permits one sun operation. One filter location is reserved for the selected air mass filter. Air mass filters must be selected in the order for spectral match classification.

Classification is performed to ASTM E927-19. Classification to IEC 60904-9 and JIS C 08912 standards can be performed on request. Please contact your Sciencetech Technical Representative for details.

- Includes adjustable touchscreen 601-series power supply with current control from 80-100% of max current.
- Includes computer-controlled high intensity shutter.
- Length of light guide: 4 feet (other light guide lengths are possible) Light guides can be fitted with KF flanges for glovebox integration.
- Includes one 300W xenon short arc lamp.

This unit runs on 120/220VAC.
CE compliant.
9,200.00
With the Sciencetech Solar LightLine you can direct the Class AAA solar light anywhere you want. Classic designs for solar simulators require you to bring your sample to the solar simulator. Now, you can bring the solar simulator to your sample! This makes the Sciencetech Solar LightLine series of fiberized solar simulators ideal for research that just can't accommodate traditional bulky solar simulators. The solar light can be easily integrated with a glove box without mounting the entire solar simulator in the glove box, saving space and adding flexibility. The standard 4-foot-long fiber makes the simulator ideal for doing spot checks of devices on manufacturing lines or in dedicated setups that can't accommodate a bulky solar simulator.

The Lightline includes space for fitting one internal accessory. Options are a motorized, 6-position filter wheel, with a variety of spectral or neutral density filters that can be supplied. Or a manual or motorized attenuation system that provides continuous control over intensity at the target from 10-100%. Internal accessories must be selected at the time of order and cannot be added at a later time.

Every Lightline includes an internal two-position filter tray that accommodates Sciencetech FT style filters. Model AX-100 and AX-200 come with a removeable FT-style filter that permits one sun operation. One filter location is reserved for the selected air mass filter. Air mass filters must be selected in the order for spectral match classification.

Classification is performed to ASTM E927-19. Classification to IEC 60904-9 and JIS C 08912 standards can be performed on request. Please contact your Sciencetech Technical Representative for details.

- Includes adjustable touchscreen 601-series power supply with current control from 80-100% of max current.
- Includes computer-controlled high intensity shutter.
- Length of light guide: 4 feet (other light guide lengths are possible) Light guides can be fitted with KF flanges for glovebox integration.
- Includes one 300W xenon short arc lamp.

This unit runs on 120/220VAC.
CE compliant.
9,200.00 9200.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


The SSIVT is a complete electrical current-voltage measurement system used to characterize photovoltaic cell performance. This current-voltage tester works by sampling current at different voltages of the photovoltaic cell with a variable impedance load.

This IV measurement system has a separate terminal interface for voltage and current measurements. Each IV curve dataset is saved as a separate ASCII text file.

This I-V Testing Measurement System has a 4 wire Kelvin configuration to remove the resistance effects of the leads and bias the cell at specific voltages.

The I-V Measurement System SSIVT-T100C includes:

A) Keithly Model 2460 - Touchscreen
.Power: 100 W
.Max Voltage: 100V
.Current Range: 7A

B) Sciencetech's SciPV-IV Software for Windows-based control.
.Windows 7/10 32/64 bit

C) RS232 to USB dongle

Compatible with Steady State (Continuous) Solar Simulators only.

See brochure for more details.
17,205.00
In stock
The SSIVT is a complete electrical current-voltage measurement system used to characterize photovoltaic cell performance. This current-voltage tester works by sampling current at different voltages of the photovoltaic cell with a variable impedance load.

This IV measurement system has a separate terminal interface for voltage and current measurements. Each IV curve dataset is saved as a separate ASCII text file.

This I-V Testing Measurement System has a 4 wire Kelvin configuration to remove the resistance effects of the leads and bias the cell at specific voltages.

The I-V Measurement System SSIVT-T100C includes:

A) Keithly Model 2460 - Touchscreen
.Power: 100 W
.Max Voltage: 100V
.Current Range: 7A

B) Sciencetech's SciPV-IV Software for Windows-based control.
.Windows 7/10 32/64 bit

C) RS232 to USB dongle

Compatible with Steady State (Continuous) Solar Simulators only.

See brochure for more details.
17,205.00 17205.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


This instrument is capable of up to Class AAA AM0 to ASTM E927-19 depending on the filter selected.

Sun Level: 1.3 Suns AM0 max
Target size: 50x50mm at 1 sun
Spectral Match: See filter selection
Non-uniformity : Class A <2% over 50x50mm
Temporal instability: Class A <2%
Working distance: 380mm +/- 30mm typical
Compliance: CE marked
300W Xenon lamp
Includes attenuator, HAS and 601 series supply

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).
12,638.00
In stock
This instrument is capable of up to Class AAA AM0 to ASTM E927-19 depending on the filter selected.

Sun Level: 1.3 Suns AM0 max
Target size: 50x50mm at 1 sun
Spectral Match: See filter selection
Non-uniformity : Class A <2% over 50x50mm
Temporal instability: Class A <2%
Working distance: 380mm +/- 30mm typical
Compliance: CE marked
300W Xenon lamp
Includes attenuator, HAS and 601 series supply

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).
12,638.00 12638.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


A system of 16 LASI units. Each LASI unit illuminates up to 0.5x0.5m with a filtered xenon short arc lamp producing 6,000K illumination.

Non-uniformity is not tested, and typical values are quoted.
LASI units are tested for spectral match compliance to ASTM E927-19 AM1.5G class C and temporal instability compliance to ASTM E927-19 class A.
LASI units include one high-quality 1.6kW xenon short arc lamp per unit purchased.

Each unit includes an integrated single-phase power supply with a touch screen interface that requires 220VAC. Systems can be operated remotely through Sciencetech PowerControl software. C++/ Python control is possible with an additional SciencetechCOM module. Labview control is possible with additional SciAX module.

In certain applications a single LASI may be used on its own. However, LASIs are best used in arrays of multiple units, as the optical performance improves when the light from multiple units overlaps.

LASI units have a mounting flange but do not include a stand to hold the LASI unit. LASI units are intended to operate vertically facing downwards. See the brochure for additional product information and available accessories.

Power requirements: 200-240 VAC, 12.1 to 9.0 A per unit.
272,400.00
In stock
A system of 16 LASI units. Each LASI unit illuminates up to 0.5x0.5m with a filtered xenon short arc lamp producing 6,000K illumination.

Non-uniformity is not tested, and typical values are quoted.
LASI units are tested for spectral match compliance to ASTM E927-19 AM1.5G class C and temporal instability compliance to ASTM E927-19 class A.
LASI units include one high-quality 1.6kW xenon short arc lamp per unit purchased.

Each unit includes an integrated single-phase power supply with a touch screen interface that requires 220VAC. Systems can be operated remotely through Sciencetech PowerControl software. C++/ Python control is possible with an additional SciencetechCOM module. Labview control is possible with additional SciAX module.

In certain applications a single LASI may be used on its own. However, LASIs are best used in arrays of multiple units, as the optical performance improves when the light from multiple units overlaps.

LASI units have a mounting flange but do not include a stand to hold the LASI unit. LASI units are intended to operate vertically facing downwards. See the brochure for additional product information and available accessories.

Power requirements: 200-240 VAC, 12.1 to 9.0 A per unit.
272,400.00 272400.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


Class: AAA
Collimation Angle: 3.85º half angle
Target Size: 125mm x 125 mm
Working Distance: 300mm
550W Xe Arc Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).
30,750.00
In stock
Class: AAA
Collimation Angle: 3.85º half angle
Target Size: 125mm x 125 mm
Working Distance: 300mm
550W Xe Arc Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).
30,750.00 30750.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


This solar simulator is based on a Fresnel lens to collimate the light beam from the 1.6kW Xe ozone-free arc lamp source, resulting in highly collimated illumination of the target spot. The spectral distribution of the xenon light source, along with the use of specially calibrated air mass filters, closely simulates the sun’s true spectral distribution in various conditions on Earth.

Works best with 1 Sun AM1.5D filters (not included). Other AM filters are available but they may change the target size achievable. Contact a Sciencetech technical sales representative for details.

Target: up to 20 cm (8") diameter (depends on required irradiance level)
Collimation: 0.7° half angle (70% of irradiance is within)
Non-uniformity: ±25% (not classified)
Lamp: 1.6kW ozone-free Xe short arc
Lamp Housing: air cooled
Illumination Direction: horizontal*
Power Supply: 611-1.6k adjustable touchscreen supply
Filter Mounting: for one 7.6 × 7.6 cm (3" × 3") filter (not included)

Includes: 20 cm (8") diameter UV transmitting Fresnel lens, igniter.

200-240 VAC input, 12.1-9.0A, 50/60Hz, Fused 15A
requires 1 IEC 60320 C19 power cable

Optional accessories: vertical beam turning unit, light intensity stabilizer, integrated motorized shutter

* Systems can be built for downfacing operation if specified at time of order
22,000.00
This solar simulator is based on a Fresnel lens to collimate the light beam from the 1.6kW Xe ozone-free arc lamp source, resulting in highly collimated illumination of the target spot. The spectral distribution of the xenon light source, along with the use of specially calibrated air mass filters, closely simulates the sun’s true spectral distribution in various conditions on Earth.

Works best with 1 Sun AM1.5D filters (not included). Other AM filters are available but they may change the target size achievable. Contact a Sciencetech technical sales representative for details.

Target: up to 20 cm (8") diameter (depends on required irradiance level)
Collimation: 0.7° half angle (70% of irradiance is within)
Non-uniformity: ±25% (not classified)
Lamp: 1.6kW ozone-free Xe short arc
Lamp Housing: air cooled
Illumination Direction: horizontal*
Power Supply: 611-1.6k adjustable touchscreen supply
Filter Mounting: for one 7.6 × 7.6 cm (3" × 3") filter (not included)

Includes: 20 cm (8") diameter UV transmitting Fresnel lens, igniter.

200-240 VAC input, 12.1-9.0A, 50/60Hz, Fused 15A
requires 1 IEC 60320 C19 power cable

Optional accessories: vertical beam turning unit, light intensity stabilizer, integrated motorized shutter

* Systems can be built for downfacing operation if specified at time of order
22,000.00 22000.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


This solar simulator is based on a Fresnel lens to collimate the light beam from the 3.0kW Xe ozone-free arc lamp source, resulting in highly collimated illumination of the target spot. The spectral distribution of the xenon light source, along with the use of specially calibrated air mass filters, closely simulates the sun’s true spectral distribution in various conditions on Earth.

Works best with 1 Sun AM1.5D filters (not included). Other AM filters are available but they may change the target size achievable. Contact a Sciencetech technical sales representative for details.

Target: up to 28 cm (11") diameter (depends on required irradiance level)
Collimation: 0.7° half angle (70% of irradiance is within)
Non-uniformity: ±25% (not classified)
Lamp: 3.0kW ozone-free Xe short arc
Lamp Housing: air cooled
Illumination Direction: horizontal*
Power Supply: 621-3.0k adjustable touchscreen supply
Filter Mounting: for one 15 × 15 cm (6" × 6") filter (not included)

Includes: 30 cm (12") diameter UV transmitting Fresnel lens, igniter.

200-240VAC, 20A
Requires 1 NEMA 6-30P power cord

Optional accessories: vertical beam turning unit, light intensity stabilizer, integrated motorized shutter
* Systems can be built for downfacing operation if specified at time of order
30,000.00
In stock
This solar simulator is based on a Fresnel lens to collimate the light beam from the 3.0kW Xe ozone-free arc lamp source, resulting in highly collimated illumination of the target spot. The spectral distribution of the xenon light source, along with the use of specially calibrated air mass filters, closely simulates the sun’s true spectral distribution in various conditions on Earth.

Works best with 1 Sun AM1.5D filters (not included). Other AM filters are available but they may change the target size achievable. Contact a Sciencetech technical sales representative for details.

Target: up to 28 cm (11") diameter (depends on required irradiance level)
Collimation: 0.7° half angle (70% of irradiance is within)
Non-uniformity: ±25% (not classified)
Lamp: 3.0kW ozone-free Xe short arc
Lamp Housing: air cooled
Illumination Direction: horizontal*
Power Supply: 621-3.0k adjustable touchscreen supply
Filter Mounting: for one 15 × 15 cm (6" × 6") filter (not included)

Includes: 30 cm (12") diameter UV transmitting Fresnel lens, igniter.

200-240VAC, 20A
Requires 1 NEMA 6-30P power cord

Optional accessories: vertical beam turning unit, light intensity stabilizer, integrated motorized shutter
* Systems can be built for downfacing operation if specified at time of order
30,000.00 30000.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


The SSIVT is a complete electrical current-voltage measurement system used to characterize photovoltaic cell performance. This current-voltage tester works by sampling current at different voltages of the photovoltaic cell with a variable impedance load.

This IV measurement system has a separate terminal interface for voltage and current measurements. Each IV curve dataset is saved as a separate ASCII text file.

This I-V Testing Measurement System has a 4 wire Kelvin configuration to remove the resistance effects of the leads and bias the cell at specific voltages.

The I-V Measurement System SSIVT-T20C includes:

A) Keithly Model 2450 - Touchscreen
.Power: 20 W
.Max Voltage: 200V
.Current Range: 1A

B) Sciencetech's SciPV-IV Software for Windows-based control.
.Windows 7/10 32/64 bit

C) RS232 to USB dongle

The SSIVT-2KC works with all Sciencetech Steady State Solar Simulators.

Compatible with Steady State (Continuous) Solar Simulators only.

See brochure for more details.
10,620.00
In stock
The SSIVT is a complete electrical current-voltage measurement system used to characterize photovoltaic cell performance. This current-voltage tester works by sampling current at different voltages of the photovoltaic cell with a variable impedance load.

This IV measurement system has a separate terminal interface for voltage and current measurements. Each IV curve dataset is saved as a separate ASCII text file.

This I-V Testing Measurement System has a 4 wire Kelvin configuration to remove the resistance effects of the leads and bias the cell at specific voltages.

The I-V Measurement System SSIVT-T20C includes:

A) Keithly Model 2450 - Touchscreen
.Power: 20 W
.Max Voltage: 200V
.Current Range: 1A

B) Sciencetech's SciPV-IV Software for Windows-based control.
.Windows 7/10 32/64 bit

C) RS232 to USB dongle

The SSIVT-2KC works with all Sciencetech Steady State Solar Simulators.

Compatible with Steady State (Continuous) Solar Simulators only.

See brochure for more details.
10,620.00 10620.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


Class: AAA (ASTM E927-10)
Non-uniformity < 3% over 36 measurement locations
Collimation Angle: 2.2º half angle
Target Size: 300mm x 300 mm
Working Distance: 650mm +/- 100mm
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

Requires 220-240V/ 50/60Hz, 7.5-6.3A, Fused 15A, 250V
Requires 1 IEC 60320 C20 compatible power cables
70,125.00
In stock
Class: AAA (ASTM E927-10)
Non-uniformity < 3% over 36 measurement locations
Collimation Angle: 2.2º half angle
Target Size: 300mm x 300 mm
Working Distance: 650mm +/- 100mm
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

Requires 220-240V/ 50/60Hz, 7.5-6.3A, Fused 15A, 250V
Requires 1 IEC 60320 C20 compatible power cables
70,125.00 70125.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


Class: AAA (ASTM E927-19)
Collimation Angle: 2.35º half angle
Target Size: 250mm x 250 mm
Working Distance: 650mm
1600W Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

Requires 220-240V/ 50/60Hz, 12.1-9.0A, Fused 15A, 250V
Requires 1 IEC 60320 C20 compatible power cables
58,600.00
In stock
Class: AAA (ASTM E927-19)
Collimation Angle: 2.35º half angle
Target Size: 250mm x 250 mm
Working Distance: 650mm
1600W Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

Requires 220-240V/ 50/60Hz, 12.1-9.0A, Fused 15A, 250V
Requires 1 IEC 60320 C20 compatible power cables
58,600.00 58600.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


Class: AAA (ASTM E927-19)
Collimation Angle: 2.6º half angle
Target Size: 200mm x 200 mm
Working Distance: 575mm
1000W Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

Requires 220-240V/ 50/60Hz, 7.5-6.3A, Fused 15A, 250V
Requires 1 IEC 60320 C20 compatible power cables
40,490.00
In stock
Class: AAA (ASTM E927-19)
Collimation Angle: 2.6º half angle
Target Size: 200mm x 200 mm
Working Distance: 575mm
1000W Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

Requires 220-240V/ 50/60Hz, 7.5-6.3A, Fused 15A, 250V
Requires 1 IEC 60320 C20 compatible power cables
40,490.00 40490.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


Class: AAA (ASTM E927-19)
Collimation Angle: 3.95º half angle
Target Size: 150mm x 150 mm
Working Distance: 500mm
1000W Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).
29,750.00
In stock
Class: AAA (ASTM E927-19)
Collimation Angle: 3.95º half angle
Target Size: 150mm x 150 mm
Working Distance: 500mm
1000W Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).
29,750.00 29750.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


Class: AAA
Collimation Angle: 4.1º half angle
Target Size: 100mm x 100 mm
Working Distance: 300mm
300W Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).
26,800.00
In stock
Class: AAA
Collimation Angle: 4.1º half angle
Target Size: 100mm x 100 mm
Working Distance: 300mm
300W Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).
26,800.00 26800.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


Class: AAA
Collimation Angle: 4.5º half angle
Target Size: 75mm x 75 mm
Working Distance: 225 mm
300W Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).
18,506.00
In stock
Class: AAA
Collimation Angle: 4.5º half angle
Target Size: 75mm x 75 mm
Working Distance: 225 mm
300W Lamp Included
Integrated touch screen control unit
RS232 interface and software for remote operation included
Includes air mass filter AM1.5G (160-8023) and computer-controlled shutter.

This system includes 1 IEC 60320 C13 compatible power cable. Region-specific version must be selected at the time of placing an order (see product 491-9001).
18,506.00 18506.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


The SSIVT is a complete electrical current-voltage (I-V) measurement system used to characterize photovoltaic cell performance. This current-voltage tester works by sampling current at different voltages of the photovoltaic cell with a variable impedance load. The system can generate I-V curve of samples like Solar cells.

This I-V Measurement System has a 4 wire Kelvin configuration to remove the resistance effects of the leads and bias the cell at specific voltages.

The I-V Testing Measurement System SSIVT-21C includes:

A) Keithley SMU Model 2401
-Power: 20 W
-Max Voltage: 20V
-Current Range: 1A

B) Sciencetech's SciPV-IV Software for Windows-based control.
Windows 7/10 32/64 bit

C) RS232 to USB dongle

The SSIVT-21C works with all Sciencetech Steady-State Solar Simulators.


Compatible with Steady State (Continuous) Solar Simulators only. Do not use the SSIVT-21C measurement system with flash solar simulators – it is not compatible with them (because it uses a Keithley 2401).
8,981.00
In stock
The SSIVT is a complete electrical current-voltage (I-V) measurement system used to characterize photovoltaic cell performance. This current-voltage tester works by sampling current at different voltages of the photovoltaic cell with a variable impedance load. The system can generate I-V curve of samples like Solar cells.

This I-V Measurement System has a 4 wire Kelvin configuration to remove the resistance effects of the leads and bias the cell at specific voltages.

The I-V Testing Measurement System SSIVT-21C includes:

A) Keithley SMU Model 2401
-Power: 20 W
-Max Voltage: 20V
-Current Range: 1A

B) Sciencetech's SciPV-IV Software for Windows-based control.
Windows 7/10 32/64 bit

C) RS232 to USB dongle

The SSIVT-21C works with all Sciencetech Steady-State Solar Simulators.


Compatible with Steady State (Continuous) Solar Simulators only. Do not use the SSIVT-21C measurement system with flash solar simulators – it is not compatible with them (because it uses a Keithley 2401).
8,981.00 8981.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


Sciencetech’s high powered fully reflective solar simulators can be used for UV applications by replacing the solar filters with UV filters. Sciencetech's proprietary Fully Reflective design allows the system to get far more UV power on target than our competitor's systems of equal size.

Please note that the wavelength definition of UVA and UVB in the COLIPA sun screen testing community is slightly different from the general scientific community.
This solar simulator includes testing and filters to verify the system meets COLIPA and USFDA spectral requirements.
Please discuss your specific spectral needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical sales staff.
38,230.00
Sciencetech’s high powered fully reflective solar simulators can be used for UV applications by replacing the solar filters with UV filters. Sciencetech's proprietary Fully Reflective design allows the system to get far more UV power on target than our competitor's systems of equal size.

Please note that the wavelength definition of UVA and UVB in the COLIPA sun screen testing community is slightly different from the general scientific community.
This solar simulator includes testing and filters to verify the system meets COLIPA and USFDA spectral requirements.
Please discuss your specific spectral needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical sales staff.
38,230.00 38230.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


Sciencetech’s fully reflective solar simulators can be used for UV applications by replacing the solar filters with UV filters. Sciencetech's proprietary Fully Reflective design allows the system to get far more UV power on target than our competitor's systems of equal size.

Please note that the wavelength definition of UVA and UVB in the COLIPA sun screen testing community is slightly different from the general scientific community.
This solar simulator includes testing and filters to verify the system meets COLIPA and USFDA spectral requirements.
Please discuss your specific spectral needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical sales staff.

Main Features:
Class ABA Solar Simulator
Fully reflective design instead of diffusing lens to create uniformity on target spot
No Chromatic Aberration
150W xenon arc lamp
Air cooled lamp housing
Adjustable power supply, includes igniter
Standard horizontal operation, vertical option
Optional folding mirror to redirect output beam
20,233.00
Sciencetech’s fully reflective solar simulators can be used for UV applications by replacing the solar filters with UV filters. Sciencetech's proprietary Fully Reflective design allows the system to get far more UV power on target than our competitor's systems of equal size.

Please note that the wavelength definition of UVA and UVB in the COLIPA sun screen testing community is slightly different from the general scientific community.
This solar simulator includes testing and filters to verify the system meets COLIPA and USFDA spectral requirements.
Please discuss your specific spectral needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical sales staff.

Main Features:
Class ABA Solar Simulator
Fully reflective design instead of diffusing lens to create uniformity on target spot
No Chromatic Aberration
150W xenon arc lamp
Air cooled lamp housing
Adjustable power supply, includes igniter
Standard horizontal operation, vertical option
Optional folding mirror to redirect output beam
20,233.00 20233.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


The FLASH-ST4 pulse stretcher integrates with Sciencetech flash light sources and solar simulators that operate with the 2400RS power pack.
The stretcher is connected in-line between the power pack and the flash light source or solar simulator housing. The FLASH-ST4 stretches pulses to 4ms +/-3% stabity level.
In most cases using the FLASH-ST4 reduces the maximum intensity level achievable by the light source. Typically maximum peak intensity levels are reduced by 1/2 of simulator or light sources peak specified Sun or intensity level.

Sciencetech can produce customer flash pulse stretchers depending on your design requirements. Please talk to a technical support representative for more information.
16,000.00
The FLASH-ST4 pulse stretcher integrates with Sciencetech flash light sources and solar simulators that operate with the 2400RS power pack.
The stretcher is connected in-line between the power pack and the flash light source or solar simulator housing. The FLASH-ST4 stretches pulses to 4ms +/-3% stabity level.
In most cases using the FLASH-ST4 reduces the maximum intensity level achievable by the light source. Typically maximum peak intensity levels are reduced by 1/2 of simulator or light sources peak specified Sun or intensity level.

Sciencetech can produce customer flash pulse stretchers depending on your design requirements. Please talk to a technical support representative for more information.
16,000.00 16000.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America


This accessory is a base and post assembly designed to work with 2" diameter optical assemblies. The PM90 allows a 2" optical assembly to be held vertically or horizontally and rotated through any angle, and is adjustable to any height above the included base plate from 0 to 12". The included 6x12" base plate can be secured to a standard optical table or left free standing. This accessory can be used with Sciencetech's A1 and A4 Solar LightLine solar simulators to allow for horizontal or vertical operation (and at any angle) by holding to output optic at the end of the 4 foot light guide.
400.00
This accessory is a base and post assembly designed to work with 2" diameter optical assemblies. The PM90 allows a 2" optical assembly to be held vertically or horizontally and rotated through any angle, and is adjustable to any height above the included base plate from 0 to 12". The included 6x12" base plate can be secured to a standard optical table or left free standing. This accessory can be used with Sciencetech's A1 and A4 Solar LightLine solar simulators to allow for horizontal or vertical operation (and at any angle) by holding to output optic at the end of the 4 foot light guide.
400.00 400.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America
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