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Applications of Solar Simulation

Accelerating Solar, Aerospace, Automotive, Photovoltaic Manufacturing, and Materials Innovation with Class AAA LED Solar Simulators

A collage of areas using a solar simulator for testing: Aerospace, Wearables, Pharmaceuticals, Textiles, Automotive, Photochemistry, Smart Glass, Photovoltaic research, and Photovoltaic lines.

Research Requiring Class AAA light

We create the most advanced LED solar simulators for the world's leading innovators

If you find yourself here, you must be an expert looking for quality light for your solar simulator application.

You, much like our customers, are changing the world.

Your needs take you to the front lines of developing higher-efficiency solar cells, creating the next generation of sustainable materials, or building superior communication & climate monitoring systems to orbit the Earth and beyond.

All of these applications of solar simulation share one thing in common: the need for Class AAA light in their testing and research applications.

Here are just a few areas our solar simulators were created for:

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What is a Solar Simulator Used For?

Many industries and research fields require a solar simulator. Common places they are found are academic labs, aerospace applications, photochemistry, and photovoltaics, to name a few. More importantly what they all share in common is the need for the accurate replication of the Sun’s light on and off Earth

If the application requires precise results to match the IEC 60904-9:2020 Standards, the best approach is to select a Class AAA solar simulator.

Person writing solar simulation results in an academic lab.

Solar Simulation for Academic Lab

You are the heart of a post-secondary institution lab beating towards a better future. Your years of knowledge in one of these areas: Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, or Physics is what makes you the expert. Your decisions sets your team up for success.

AM0 Space dawn from above the Earth.

Solar Simulation for Aerospace

Your mind isn’t grounded to the Earth. You peer into the vastness of space and the potential to bring about a better tomorrow for everyone on Earth. Your expertise is what makes your work on satellites, spacecraft, and space missions successful.

CubeSat orbiting Earth experience AM0 conditions

Solar Simulation for CubeSats

Your work involves measuring how much technology you can use inside of 1U measurements. What your CubeSat lacks in size it is bolstered by the scientific information it transmits. 

Solar Simulation for LiDAR Sensors

Your LiDAR research has created systems to map the moon to our earth and are moving into the future of autonomous applications. This page is dedicated to showing you how a solar simulator can take your LiDAR research to the next level.

Solar Simulation for Machine Vision Systems

Your machine vision sensors are being found anywhere from production lines to vehicles on roadways and various applications in between. Our page is created to experts in Machine Vision research looking to accelerate the future.

Bubbling Photochemistry reaction in a beaker

Solar Simulation for Photochemistry

Your research is in catalysis, water-splitting, or any other area of photochemistry requiring light to drive your reaction. Our page is dedicated to experts like you looking to take your applications to the next level of change.

Two solar research cells being held in a lab setting.

Solar Simulation for Photovoltaic Cell Labs

Significant scientific change starts small and with an abundance of rigorous lab testing behind it. You are responsible for the leaps and bounds to the future of solar manufacturing by designing the solar research cells of tomorrow. 

Solar wafers on a photovoltaic manufacturing line awaiting solar simulation testing,

Solar Simulation for Photovoltaic Manufacturing Industry

A greener future will capture the sun’s light in a panel. To create that brighter future, your production lines need to run efficiently to maximize their uptimes.

Multi colored Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) panels.

Solar Simulation for Smart Glass

You are blending the beauty of modern design with the innovative world of solar. Your research isn’t just tied to buildings it can also be seen in the future of automotives. 

Weathered metal from solar simulator material testing

Solar Simulation for Weathering & Material Testing

Your research answers the question of how long will the material last. When will the coating fail? Will the material survive the vacuum of space? Failures in the field aren’t an option in your line of work.

Clothing and a smart watch on a man exposed to the sun

Solar Simulation for Wearables Applications

From clothing to smart technology, you study the effects of light, ranging from charging the device to environmental degradation.  You high high-quality light that can be tested anywhere in the world


Solar Simulators built by two scientists who believe we can help you change the world

Having come from research, Dr. Taschuk and Dr. Tucker realized the market’s lack of accurate tunable solar simulators.

They set out to change this.

Since G2V Optics’ inception, they have created the Pico, the Sunbrick, and various other custom solutions for some of the biggest companies in the world. While the company’s product portfolio grew, so did its global influence. We now employ over 30 people in our Edmonton, Alberta office, have instruments in 40+ countries, and a network of 16 Value-Added Resellers around the globe.

We know what it is like to look for help and be pitched a product instead. This is why to be partners who want to talk through your needs whether it can use our product or not.

Mike and Ryan at manufacturing facility overseeing the assembling of sunbrick solar simulators

Knowledge Base

Our Expertise. Your Home Base.

Our expertise extends beyond our applications for solar simulation page. We make sure that our customers have access to resources that help them understand more about the products we offer. Visit the knowledge base to learn more about LED illumination, Class AAA standards, Angle of Emission and much more. Light knowledge is solar power.

What is the Calibrated Output Spectral Irradiance for a Solar Simulator?

IEC 60904-9:2020 Standard for Solar Simulators