Solar Simulators

UHE Solar Simulator

Sciencetech Solar Simulators

High Intensity, Uniform Illumination of artificial solar irradiation


Typically, high power solar simulators use an ellipsoidal reflector to capture light from an arc lamp source inside the reflector, an arrangement that results in a light pattern with a bright outer region and a dark center. This non-uniformity is unacceptable in many solar simulator applications and as a result, forces many of our solar simulator competitors to use designs involving diffusers to reduce the non-uniformity. This results in a reduction of intensity and a distortion of the spectrum on the target area.


Sciencetech’s solution to these problems is to use a unique system of mirrors that ‘fold’ the light onto the target plane, effectively reducing the light that is lost with little to no spectral distortion and also ensures no chromatic aberration in the output beam.


In addition, each of Sciencetech’s solar simulators are customizable to best suit your requirements. The design of the fully reflective solar simulator permits a trade-off between power and uniformity. Higher uniformity can be achieved with lower power; or power can be increased and uniformity reduced.

 
 

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

Explore Unlimited Research Opportunities


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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A system of 48 Large Area Solar Illuminator (LASI) units.
Each LASI unit illuminates up to 0.5x0.5m with a filtered Xenon Arc lamp producing 6,000K illumination. A 48 Unit array can be arranged to illuminate an area of 2x6m.
LASIs are best used in arrays of multiple units, as the optical performance improves when the light from multiple units overlaps. LASI units in arrays can produce a volumetric uniformity.
LASIs produce Class C Spectral match, Class A temporal instability. See the brochure for details about the system non-uniformity classification. Better optical performance is possible: please discuss your particular needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical support staff member.
Each unit has a single-phase power supply with a touch screen interface. Systems can be operated remotely through software.
Power requirements for each unit (1 of 48): 200-240 VAC, 12.1 to 9.0 A.
Base system does not include a mount, see brochure for product information.

784,400.00
In stock
A system of 48 Large Area Solar Illuminator (LASI) units.
Each LASI unit illuminates up to 0.5x0.5m with a filtered Xenon Arc lamp producing 6,000K illumination. A 48 Unit array can be arranged to illuminate an area of 2x6m.
LASIs are best used in arrays of multiple units, as the optical performance improves when the light from multiple units overlaps. LASI units in arrays can produce a volumetric uniformity.
LASIs produce Class C Spectral match, Class A temporal instability. See the brochure for details about the system non-uniformity classification. Better optical performance is possible: please discuss your particular needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical support staff member.
Each unit has a single-phase power supply with a touch screen interface. Systems can be operated remotely through software.
Power requirements for each unit (1 of 48): 200-240 VAC, 12.1 to 9.0 A.
Base system does not include a mount, see brochure for product information.

784,400.00 784400.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

A system of 36 Large Area Solar Illuminator (LASI) units.
Each LASI unit illuminates up to 0.5x0.5m with a filtered Xenon Arc lamp producing 6,000K illumination. A 6x6 array of units (36) illuminates an area of 3x3m.
LASIs are best used in arrays of multiple units, as the optical performance improves when the light from multiple units overlaps. LASI units in arrays can produce a volumetric uniformity.
LASIs produce Class C Spectral match, Class A temporal instability. See the brochure for details about the system non-uniformity classification. Better optical performance is possible: please discuss your particular needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical support staff member.
Each unit has a single-phase power supply with a touch screen interface. Systems can be operated remotely through software.
Power requirements for each unit (1 of 36): 200-240 VAC, 12.1 to 9.0 A.
Base system does not include a mount, see brochure for product information.
592,200.00
In stock
A system of 36 Large Area Solar Illuminator (LASI) units.
Each LASI unit illuminates up to 0.5x0.5m with a filtered Xenon Arc lamp producing 6,000K illumination. A 6x6 array of units (36) illuminates an area of 3x3m.
LASIs are best used in arrays of multiple units, as the optical performance improves when the light from multiple units overlaps. LASI units in arrays can produce a volumetric uniformity.
LASIs produce Class C Spectral match, Class A temporal instability. See the brochure for details about the system non-uniformity classification. Better optical performance is possible: please discuss your particular needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical support staff member.
Each unit has a single-phase power supply with a touch screen interface. Systems can be operated remotely through software.
Power requirements for each unit (1 of 36): 200-240 VAC, 12.1 to 9.0 A.
Base system does not include a mount, see brochure for product information.
592,200.00 592200.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

This is for a sixteen unit set of LASI, designed to illuminate up to a 2x2m target with excellent three dimensional uniformity. All LASI systems operate with Xe arc lamps and therefore with the solar color temperature of 6,000 K. This allows the LASI to be used in applications that vary with depth, as opposed to generating only 2D uniformity on a single plane.
This price does not include a basic frame to hold the LASI.
This device is capable of Class C Spectral compliance and Class B temporal instability. Uniformity is typically ±15% over the central area.
Each unit has a single phase power supply and requires 200 to 240 VAC, 12.1 to 9.0 A. The required plug type needs to be defined based on the equipment's intended location.
Better performance is possible: please discuss your particular needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical support staff member.
272,400.00
In stock
This is for a sixteen unit set of LASI, designed to illuminate up to a 2x2m target with excellent three dimensional uniformity. All LASI systems operate with Xe arc lamps and therefore with the solar color temperature of 6,000 K. This allows the LASI to be used in applications that vary with depth, as opposed to generating only 2D uniformity on a single plane.
This price does not include a basic frame to hold the LASI.
This device is capable of Class C Spectral compliance and Class B temporal instability. Uniformity is typically ±15% over the central area.
Each unit has a single phase power supply and requires 200 to 240 VAC, 12.1 to 9.0 A. The required plug type needs to be defined based on the equipment's intended location.
Better performance is possible: please discuss your particular needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical support staff member.
272,400.00 272400.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Sciencetech is proud to offer our new line of Ultra-High Efficiency solar simulators.
By utilizing a completely new design for the beam homogenizer, the UHE systems are capable of far more efficiency and power unit than previously possible. All this without sacrificing temporal stability, spatial uniformity, or spectral matching.
This Class AAA Solar Simulator is specifically designed for the Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) characteristic testing market, and for any other application where a highly collimated beam (0.5 degrees) of Class A solar radiation is required.
It is capable of illuminating a 45 x 45 cm area, and includes an integrated housing area which sets your samples at the proper distance from the source.
The simulator comes with an integrated power supply and arc lamp. Sciencetech recommends our AM1.0D Air Mass Filter (sold separately) as an excellent choice for this system.
Optional extended spectral matching in the ranges of 300 to 400nm and 1100 to 1800nm is available. Please speak with your authorized Sciencetech technical sales staff member for more information.

Please note that this device requires a (minimum) of 3.5m of vertical space, and a (minimum) of 3.5m of horizontal space. The footprint is approximately 3.5 x 1 x 3.5m
205,750.00
In stock
Sciencetech is proud to offer our new line of Ultra-High Efficiency solar simulators.
By utilizing a completely new design for the beam homogenizer, the UHE systems are capable of far more efficiency and power unit than previously possible. All this without sacrificing temporal stability, spatial uniformity, or spectral matching.
This Class AAA Solar Simulator is specifically designed for the Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) characteristic testing market, and for any other application where a highly collimated beam (0.5 degrees) of Class A solar radiation is required.
It is capable of illuminating a 45 x 45 cm area, and includes an integrated housing area which sets your samples at the proper distance from the source.
The simulator comes with an integrated power supply and arc lamp. Sciencetech recommends our AM1.0D Air Mass Filter (sold separately) as an excellent choice for this system.
Optional extended spectral matching in the ranges of 300 to 400nm and 1100 to 1800nm is available. Please speak with your authorized Sciencetech technical sales staff member for more information.

Please note that this device requires a (minimum) of 3.5m of vertical space, and a (minimum) of 3.5m of horizontal space. The footprint is approximately 3.5 x 1 x 3.5m
205,750.00 205750.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Sciencetech is proud to offer our new line of Ultra-High Efficiency solar simulators.
By utilizing a completely new design for the beam homogenizer, the UHE systems are capable of far more efficiency and power unit than previously possible. All this without sacrificing temporal stability, spatial uniformity, or spectral matching.
This Class AAA Solar Simulator is capable of illuminating a 10 x10cm area and includes an integrated housing to allow the user to simply place their samples at the appropriate distance. It also includes the required optics to increase the collimation to 0.5 degrees, allowing the testing of large Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) cells, and for other applications requiring highly collimated solar light.
The simulator comes complete with an AM1.0D air mass filter (optional other AM filters are also available), power supply and arc lamp.
Sciencetech also offers extended spectral matching, both in the 300-400nm range and 1100-1800nm. Please speak to your authorized technical sales staff member for more information.

Please note that this device requires a 3m (minimum) vertical space, and 3m (minimum) horizontal space (the footprint is 3m x 1m x 3m).
172,750.00
In stock
Sciencetech is proud to offer our new line of Ultra-High Efficiency solar simulators.
By utilizing a completely new design for the beam homogenizer, the UHE systems are capable of far more efficiency and power unit than previously possible. All this without sacrificing temporal stability, spatial uniformity, or spectral matching.
This Class AAA Solar Simulator is capable of illuminating a 10 x10cm area and includes an integrated housing to allow the user to simply place their samples at the appropriate distance. It also includes the required optics to increase the collimation to 0.5 degrees, allowing the testing of large Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) cells, and for other applications requiring highly collimated solar light.
The simulator comes complete with an AM1.0D air mass filter (optional other AM filters are also available), power supply and arc lamp.
Sciencetech also offers extended spectral matching, both in the 300-400nm range and 1100-1800nm. Please speak to your authorized technical sales staff member for more information.

Please note that this device requires a 3m (minimum) vertical space, and 3m (minimum) horizontal space (the footprint is 3m x 1m x 3m).
172,750.00 172750.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Sciencetech’s FSSP-HC-A highly collimated flash solar simulator is capable of illuminating targets up to 1.8 × 1.5m (or 1.5m diameter) with highly collimated light (up to 0.5° half angle). This allows testing of concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) or other applications requiring extremely high collimation. Within the illuminated area, the central 1 × 1m or larger meets Class A uniformity requirements. Please speak with your Sciencetech technical support staff for Class A uniformity matching over the entire illumination area. The default spectral match is to ASTM AM1.5D.

This product includes a flash system, power supply, collimating mirror, and lamp. Air mass filters are available separately (AM1.5D and AM1.5G, with additional filters available upon request). Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options. Please inquire with Sciencetech technical support staff about our automation and assembly line manufacturing partners.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Class A (Central 1m × 1m)
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 1.8m × 1.5m (1 Sun)
Working Distance: 5m
Pulse Length: 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity
Collimation: 0.5° half angle
150,000.00
In stock
Sciencetech’s FSSP-HC-A highly collimated flash solar simulator is capable of illuminating targets up to 1.8 × 1.5m (or 1.5m diameter) with highly collimated light (up to 0.5° half angle). This allows testing of concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) or other applications requiring extremely high collimation. Within the illuminated area, the central 1 × 1m or larger meets Class A uniformity requirements. Please speak with your Sciencetech technical support staff for Class A uniformity matching over the entire illumination area. The default spectral match is to ASTM AM1.5D.

This product includes a flash system, power supply, collimating mirror, and lamp. Air mass filters are available separately (AM1.5D and AM1.5G, with additional filters available upon request). Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options. Please inquire with Sciencetech technical support staff about our automation and assembly line manufacturing partners.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Class A (Central 1m × 1m)
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 1.8m × 1.5m (1 Sun)
Working Distance: 5m
Pulse Length: 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity
Collimation: 0.5° half angle
150,000.00 150000.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Sciencetech’s FSSP-HC-B highly collimated flash solar simulator is capable of illuminating targets up to 1.8 x 1.5m (or 1.5m diameter) with highly collimated light (up to 0.5° half angle). This allows testing of concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) or other applications requiring extremely high collimation.

This product includes a power supply, collimating mirror, and lamp. Air mass filters are available separately (AM1.5D and AM1.5G, with additional filters available upon request). Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options. Please inquire with Sciencetech technical support staff about our automation and assembly line manufacturing partners.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Class B
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 1.8m × 1.5m (1 Sun)
Working Distance: 5m
Pulse Length: 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity
Collimation: 0.5° half angle
130,000.00
In stock
Sciencetech’s FSSP-HC-B highly collimated flash solar simulator is capable of illuminating targets up to 1.8 x 1.5m (or 1.5m diameter) with highly collimated light (up to 0.5° half angle). This allows testing of concentrated photovoltaics (CPV) or other applications requiring extremely high collimation.

This product includes a power supply, collimating mirror, and lamp. Air mass filters are available separately (AM1.5D and AM1.5G, with additional filters available upon request). Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options. Please inquire with Sciencetech technical support staff about our automation and assembly line manufacturing partners.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Class B
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 1.8m × 1.5m (1 Sun)
Working Distance: 5m
Pulse Length: 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity
Collimation: 0.5° half angle
130,000.00 130000.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Sciencetech’s PSS2 flash solar simulator is designed to illuminate large photovoltaic devices up to 2m × 2m in size with 1 Sun intensity, using a built-in beam-conditioning reflector to maximize the uniform light distribution. The default spectral match is to ASTM AM1.5G, using a heavy-duty xenon flash lamp and spectral filtering. The flash is 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity, but pulse stretching options are available for longer, flatter pulses (purchased separately).

This product includes a flash system, power supply, lamp, and an air mass filter (AM1.5G). Other filters are available at additional cost. Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options. Please inquire with Sciencetech technical support staff about our automation and assembly line manufacturing partners.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Class A
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 2m × 2m (1 Sun)
Working Distance: 25-50mm
Pulse Length: 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity
Collimation: Non-collimated
90,000.00
In stock
Sciencetech’s PSS2 flash solar simulator is designed to illuminate large photovoltaic devices up to 2m × 2m in size with 1 Sun intensity, using a built-in beam-conditioning reflector to maximize the uniform light distribution. The default spectral match is to ASTM AM1.5G, using a heavy-duty xenon flash lamp and spectral filtering. The flash is 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity, but pulse stretching options are available for longer, flatter pulses (purchased separately).

This product includes a flash system, power supply, lamp, and an air mass filter (AM1.5G). Other filters are available at additional cost. Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options. Please inquire with Sciencetech technical support staff about our automation and assembly line manufacturing partners.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Class A
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 2m × 2m (1 Sun)
Working Distance: 25-50mm
Pulse Length: 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity
Collimation: Non-collimated
90,000.00 90000.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

A system of 4 Large Area Solar Illuminator (LASI) units.
Each LASI unit illuminates up to 0.5x0.5m with a filtered Xenon Arc lamp producing 6,000K illumination. A 4 unit array illuminates up to 1x1m.
LASIs are best used in arrays of multiple units, as the optical performance improves when the light from multiple units overlaps. LASI units in arrays can produce a volumetric uniformity.
LASIs produce Class C Spectral match, Class A temporal instability. See the brochure for details about the system non-uniformity classification. Better optical performance is possible: please discuss your particular needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical support staff member.
Each unit has a single-phase power supply with a touch screen interface. Systems can be operated remotely through software.
Power requirements for each unit (1 of 4): 200-240 VAC, 12.1 to 9.0 A.
Base system does not include a mount, see brochure for product information.
72,360.00
In stock
A system of 4 Large Area Solar Illuminator (LASI) units.
Each LASI unit illuminates up to 0.5x0.5m with a filtered Xenon Arc lamp producing 6,000K illumination. A 4 unit array illuminates up to 1x1m.
LASIs are best used in arrays of multiple units, as the optical performance improves when the light from multiple units overlaps. LASI units in arrays can produce a volumetric uniformity.
LASIs produce Class C Spectral match, Class A temporal instability. See the brochure for details about the system non-uniformity classification. Better optical performance is possible: please discuss your particular needs with your authorized Sciencetech technical support staff member.
Each unit has a single-phase power supply with a touch screen interface. Systems can be operated remotely through software.
Power requirements for each unit (1 of 4): 200-240 VAC, 12.1 to 9.0 A.
Base system does not include a mount, see brochure for product information.
72,360.00 72360.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Class: AAA (ASTM)
Target Size: 300mm x 300 mm
Working Distance: 650mm
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.
70,125.00
In stock
Class: AAA (ASTM)
Target Size: 300mm x 300 mm
Working Distance: 650mm
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.
70,125.00 70125.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Sciencetech’s PSS1.5 flash solar simulator is designed to illuminate large photovoltaic devices up to 1.5m × 1.5m in size with 1 Sun intensity, using a built-in beam-conditioning reflector to maximize the uniform light distribution. The default spectral match is to ASTM AM1.5G, using a heavy-duty xenon flash lamp and spectral filtering. The flash is 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity, but pulse stretching options are available for longer, flatter pulses (purchased separately).

This product includes a flash system, power supply, lamp, and an air mass filter (AM1.5G). Other filters are available at additional cost. Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options. Please inquire with Sciencetech technical support staff about our automation and assembly line manufacturing partners.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Class A
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 1m × 1m (1 Sun)
Working Distance: 25-50mm
Pulse Length: 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity
Collimation: Non-collimated
60,000.00
In stock
Sciencetech’s PSS1.5 flash solar simulator is designed to illuminate large photovoltaic devices up to 1.5m × 1.5m in size with 1 Sun intensity, using a built-in beam-conditioning reflector to maximize the uniform light distribution. The default spectral match is to ASTM AM1.5G, using a heavy-duty xenon flash lamp and spectral filtering. The flash is 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity, but pulse stretching options are available for longer, flatter pulses (purchased separately).

This product includes a flash system, power supply, lamp, and an air mass filter (AM1.5G). Other filters are available at additional cost. Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options. Please inquire with Sciencetech technical support staff about our automation and assembly line manufacturing partners.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Class A
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 1m × 1m (1 Sun)
Working Distance: 25-50mm
Pulse Length: 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity
Collimation: Non-collimated
60,000.00 60000.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Class: AAA
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.
58,600.00
In stock
Class: AAA
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.
58,600.00 58600.0 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: Class B
Lamp: 3.0kW ozone-free Xe short arc
Lamp Housing: air cooled
Illumination Direction: horizontal
Power Supply: 611-1.6k adjustable touchscreen supply
Filter Mounting: for one 15 × 15 cm (6" × 6") filter (not included)

Includes: 30 cm (12") diameter UV transmitting Fresnel lens, intensity mask to produce class B (<5%) non-uniformity up to 11" diameter, igniter.

Optional accessories: vertical beam turning unit, light intensity stabilizer, integrated motorized shutter
50,050.00
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: Class B
Lamp: 3.0kW ozone-free Xe short arc
Lamp Housing: air cooled
Illumination Direction: horizontal
Power Supply: 611-1.6k adjustable touchscreen supply
Filter Mounting: for one 15 × 15 cm (6" × 6") filter (not included)

Includes: 30 cm (12") diameter UV transmitting Fresnel lens, intensity mask to produce class B (<5%) non-uniformity up to 11" diameter, igniter.

Optional accessories: vertical beam turning unit, light intensity stabilizer, integrated motorized shutter
50,050.00 50050.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Sciencetech’s FSSC flash solar simulator is designed to illuminate small photovoltaic devices up to 5cm × 5cm in size with up to 4000 Suns peak intensity. The default spectral match is to ASTM AM1.5G, using a heavy-duty xenon flash lamp and spectral filtering. The flash is 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity, but pulse stretching options are available for longer, flatter pulses (purchased separately). The uniformity of the system is better than 2% at the target plane.

This product includes a flash system, power supply, and lamp. Air mass filters are sold separately (AM1.5G). Other filters are available at additional cost. Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Better than 2% at the target plane
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 5cm × 5cmm (up to 4000 Suns)
Working Distance: 3mm
Pulse Length: 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity
Collimation: Non-collimated
49,800.00
In stock
Sciencetech’s FSSC flash solar simulator is designed to illuminate small photovoltaic devices up to 5cm × 5cm in size with up to 4000 Suns peak intensity. The default spectral match is to ASTM AM1.5G, using a heavy-duty xenon flash lamp and spectral filtering. The flash is 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity, but pulse stretching options are available for longer, flatter pulses (purchased separately). The uniformity of the system is better than 2% at the target plane.

This product includes a flash system, power supply, and lamp. Air mass filters are sold separately (AM1.5G). Other filters are available at additional cost. Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Better than 2% at the target plane
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 5cm × 5cmm (up to 4000 Suns)
Working Distance: 3mm
Pulse Length: 500µs at 90% of peak intensity, and 2.5ms at 50% of peak intensity
Collimation: Non-collimated
49,800.00 49800.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

A 2.5kW Solar Simulator specifically designed to maximize UV radiation throughput. Utilizing Sciencetech's proprietary Fully Reflective design and specially designed UV filters, the SS2.5kW produces more UV energy while maintaining Class A solar spectrum for the rest of the spectral range.
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.
General Definition UVA 315nm-400nm UVB 280nm-315nm
Sunscreen definition UVA 320nm-400nm UVB 290nm-320nm
Please discuss your specific spectral needs when ordering from your authorized Sciencetech technical sales member.
44,610.00
In stock
A 2.5kW Solar Simulator specifically designed to maximize UV radiation throughput. Utilizing Sciencetech's proprietary Fully Reflective design and specially designed UV filters, the SS2.5kW produces more UV energy while maintaining Class A solar spectrum for the rest of the spectral range.
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.
General Definition UVA 315nm-400nm UVB 280nm-315nm
Sunscreen definition UVA 320nm-400nm UVB 290nm-320nm
Please discuss your specific spectral needs when ordering from your authorized Sciencetech technical sales member.
44,610.00 44610.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Class: ABA
Target Size: 200mm (7.8”) diameter
Working Distance: 1050mm (42”)
Collimation: 3 degrees half angle
Power Supply: Sciencetech 500-3k

Sciencetech is pleased to offer the SS-2.5kW solar simulator. This model is free of chromatic aberration and uses a fully reflective design to create uniformity on target spots, maximizing UV throughput.

The SS-2.5kW includes air-cooled arc lamp housing, 2.5kW ozone free xenon bulb, and adjustable power supply with igniter.

This solar simulator has one filter holder mounting one 76x76mm (3"x3") filter. Available Air Mass filters include AM0, AM1.0, AM1.5 direct and global, and AM2.0. Other filters such as dichroic filters and bandpass filters are available for further modification of the spectrum. Filters are sold separately; please specify which filters should be sent with the solar simulator when ordering.

This instrument features standard horizontal operation, but vertical operation is optional. A folding mirror to change output beam direction is optional.

Please speak with your authorized Sciencetech Technical Sales Staff for further details and a full range of options.
43,610.00
In stock
Class: ABA
Target Size: 200mm (7.8”) diameter
Working Distance: 1050mm (42”)
Collimation: 3 degrees half angle
Power Supply: Sciencetech 500-3k

Sciencetech is pleased to offer the SS-2.5kW solar simulator. This model is free of chromatic aberration and uses a fully reflective design to create uniformity on target spots, maximizing UV throughput.

The SS-2.5kW includes air-cooled arc lamp housing, 2.5kW ozone free xenon bulb, and adjustable power supply with igniter.

This solar simulator has one filter holder mounting one 76x76mm (3"x3") filter. Available Air Mass filters include AM0, AM1.0, AM1.5 direct and global, and AM2.0. Other filters such as dichroic filters and bandpass filters are available for further modification of the spectrum. Filters are sold separately; please specify which filters should be sent with the solar simulator when ordering.

This instrument features standard horizontal operation, but vertical operation is optional. A folding mirror to change output beam direction is optional.

Please speak with your authorized Sciencetech Technical Sales Staff for further details and a full range of options.
43,610.00 43610.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Sciencetech's FSSP solar simulator is designed to illuminate targets of 1x1m with 1 sun, or smaller targets with multiple suns. The default spectral match is to ASTM AM1.5G. The flash itself is a stable 1ms length, with options available (purchased separately) to stretch the pulse. Timing and number of flashes can be computer controlled. This unit is a Class AAA flash solar simulator by default, with options available to reduce spatial uniformity in order to increase target size.

Sciencetech can also offer increased spectral ranges and other additional features upon request.

This product includes a flash system, power supply, lamp, and an air mass filter (AM1.5G). Other filters are available at additional cost. Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options. Please inquire with Sciencetech technical support staff about our automation and assembly line manufacturing partners.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Class A
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 1m × 1m (1 Sun) (Smaller targets available at higher intensities.)
Working Distance: 5-10m
Pulse Length: 1ms (Pulse stretching available)
Collimation: 2° half angle
42,816.00
In stock
Sciencetech's FSSP solar simulator is designed to illuminate targets of 1x1m with 1 sun, or smaller targets with multiple suns. The default spectral match is to ASTM AM1.5G. The flash itself is a stable 1ms length, with options available (purchased separately) to stretch the pulse. Timing and number of flashes can be computer controlled. This unit is a Class AAA flash solar simulator by default, with options available to reduce spatial uniformity in order to increase target size.

Sciencetech can also offer increased spectral ranges and other additional features upon request.

This product includes a flash system, power supply, lamp, and an air mass filter (AM1.5G). Other filters are available at additional cost. Available accessories include IV measurement systems, pre-configured host computers, and sample holding and cooling options. Please inquire with Sciencetech technical support staff about our automation and assembly line manufacturing partners.

Spectral Match: Class A
Spatial Non-Uniformity: Class A
Temporal Instability: Class A
Target Size: 1m × 1m (1 Sun) (Smaller targets available at higher intensities.)
Working Distance: 5-10m
Pulse Length: 1ms (Pulse stretching available)
Collimation: 2° half angle
42,816.00 42816.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America

Class: AAA
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.
40,490.00
In stock
Class: AAA
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.
40,490.00 40490.0 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
In stock
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

Class: ABA
Target Size: 160mm (6.2”) diameter
Working Distance: 900mm (36”)
Collimation: 3 degrees half angle
Power Supply: Sciencetech 500-1.6k

Sciencetech is pleased to offer the SS-1.6kW solar simulator. This model is free of chromatic aberration and uses a fully reflective design to create uniformity on target spots, maximizing UV throughput.

The SS-1.6kW includes air-cooled arc lamp housing, 1.6kW ozone free xenon bulb, and adjustable power supply with igniter.

This solar simulator has one filter holder mounting one 76x76mm (3"x3") filter. Available Air Mass filters include AM0, AM1.0, AM1.5 direct and global, and AM2.0. Other filters such as dichroic filters and bandpass filters are available for further modification of the spectrum. Filters are sold separately; please specify which filters should be sent with the solar simulator when ordering.

This instrument features standard horizontal operation, but vertical operation is optional. A folding mirror to change output beam direction is optional.

Please speak with your authorized Sciencetech Technical Sales Staff for further details and a full range of options.
37,230.00
In stock
Class: ABA
Target Size: 160mm (6.2”) diameter
Working Distance: 900mm (36”)
Collimation: 3 degrees half angle
Power Supply: Sciencetech 500-1.6k

Sciencetech is pleased to offer the SS-1.6kW solar simulator. This model is free of chromatic aberration and uses a fully reflective design to create uniformity on target spots, maximizing UV throughput.

The SS-1.6kW includes air-cooled arc lamp housing, 1.6kW ozone free xenon bulb, and adjustable power supply with igniter.

This solar simulator has one filter holder mounting one 76x76mm (3"x3") filter. Available Air Mass filters include AM0, AM1.0, AM1.5 direct and global, and AM2.0. Other filters such as dichroic filters and bandpass filters are available for further modification of the spectrum. Filters are sold separately; please specify which filters should be sent with the solar simulator when ordering.

This instrument features standard horizontal operation, but vertical operation is optional. A folding mirror to change output beam direction is optional.

Please speak with your authorized Sciencetech Technical Sales Staff for further details and a full range of options.
37,230.00 37230.0 USD
Price Valid only in North America
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