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Solar Simulators


A solar simulator is a device which outputs light calibrated against a reference spectrum that represents the solar irradiance received on Earth. Researchers use solar simulators to study photobiological systems, material exposure to sunlight, and many other applications. However, one of their main uses is in conjunction with a current-voltage measurement system for characterising solar cells. We offer a low-cost, highly versatile solar simulator, either as a standalone system or included with one of our IV test systems to form a complete solar cell characterisation system. When used with one of our substrate platforms, fabricating and testing solar cells has never been easier.

Our solar simulator uses an LED lamp, making it stable, reliable, and easy-to-use. Designed for small areas, the output is AAA rated over a 15mm diameter illuminance area and adheres to the latest solar simulator standards (IEC 60904-2020). By default, the solar simulator outputs 1 sun of illuminance (100 mW/cm2) over the wavelength range of 380 nm – 1000 nm, but you can adjust the optical output power down to an illuminance of 10 mW/cm2 if you needed. You can also individually control the output power of each of the 11 LED wavelengths.

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Solar Simulator

Solar Simulator

The Ossila Solar Simulator with height adjustable stage and optical breadboard. This is a versatile combination for a range of different experiments including working with existing solar cell designs. The adjustable z-stage allows you to precisely adjust the required working distance between the solar simulator and the optical breadboard.

Price $2,200.00 ex. VAT
LED Solar Simulator Lamp

LED Solar Simulator Lamp

Save money by getting the LED Solar Simulator lamp as a stand-alone unit with no z-stage or optical breadboard. Perfect for incorporating into your existing or custom system without having to purchase any unnecessary hardware. This is a fully featured solar simulator but lacks any height adjustment or IV characterisation hardware.

Price $1,595.00 ex. VAT
Solar Simulator and Solar Cell I-V Test System Bundle

Solar Simulator and Solar Cell I-V Test System Bundle

For characterising solar cell devices, get the Ossila Solar Simulator with either the automated or manual I-V test system. The manual bundle includes the solar with a source measure unit and manual test board while the automated features automated pixel switching and is supported by the Ossila Solar-Cell IV software for easy device characterisation.

Price $3,850.00 ex. VAT

Related Measurement Equipment


Source Measure Unit

Source Measure Unit

Pair your solar simulator with an Ossila Source Measure Unit for a highly configurable set up for characterising small area solar cells. Available to buy separately, but if you do not already have a solar simulator, we recommend the Solar Simulator and Solar Cell I-V Test System Bundle; the manual pixel switching version includes both a source measure unit and your choice of test board.

Price $1,430.00 ex. VAT
Solar Cell I-V Test System

Solar Cell I-V Test System

Included with the Solar Simulator and Solar Cell I-V Test System Bundle, the Ossila Solar Cell I-V Test System is available in two configurations. The manual system uses a source measure unit and a test board, while the automated system can automatically switch pixels to streamline the characterisation process for those using our substrate systems.

From $1,430.00 ex. VAT

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