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Sunbrick™ Large Area LED Solar Simulator.

Large Area LED Solar Simulation. Results that can change the world.

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A Large Area LED Solar Simulator Fit For Any Space

Harness High-Precision Solar Simulation

Using advanced LED-driven illumination, the Sunbrick makes large-area solar simulation quick and easy. LED technology eliminates the need for bulb replacement or field calibration. With minimal warm-up time, you get operational faster, whether you need the standard AM1.5G spectrum or a specifically-requested calibration like AM0. Need to scale up your project? The Sunbrick can accommodate a wide range of working areas with its modular design capability. Its top features include:

  1. Programmable spectra
  2. Tileable large areas
  3. Spectral precision
  4. LED-driven illumination 


Whether you need sunlight in a confined space or in your entire testing facility, the Sunbrick can provide the high-quality solar simulation solution you need.

I would totally recommend G2V if you're looking for a solar simulator test setup for any light-sensitive materials.

D. Lam
Switch Materials - VP Product Development

Sunbrick Class AAA LED Solar Simulator

Benefits of LED Illumination

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Minimal Warmup Time
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No Bulb Replacement
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No Explosive Bulb Failure
Compass
No Manual Calibration

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Solar Spectral Match

Exceeding Class A

Sunbrick offers a high-consistency, high-precision spectral mismatch of less than 5% to exceed Class A requirements by a factor of 5 – as defined by ASTM E927, IEC 60904-9, and JIS C8912 Standards.

(Spectral Mismatch of <5%)

If you want to know if Sunbrick can help support your research and meet your goals, talk to one of our experts.

Variable Spectra

Every Sunbrick comes with the Variable Spectra module, which unlocks full spectral control using software-controlled intensity manipulation.

Also known as adjustable, dynamic, and programmable spectra, this enables control of up to 36 LED channels to replicate virtually any solar condition.

Ready for Testing Standard PV Sizes

Whether you’re testing research-grade solar cells, or scaling in modules and panels from M0 to M10 and M12*, the Sunbrick can provide you with Class AAA sunlight to accurately validate device performance.

* M12 illumination area may require additional Sunbrick calibration effort to ensure Class A spatial non-uniformity. Please contact us for further details.

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Tileable Large Area

Array Configuration to Scale With Your Application

Advanced Engineered Sunlight™ for larger illumination area requirements. With its innovative tileable design, the Sunbrick is scalable to whatever illumination area you require without sacrificing spectral match, uniformity, or temporal stability.

Each brick illuminates a 25 cm x 25 cm area, certified to Class A spatial non-uniformity for 20 cm x 20 cm*, with a 50 cm working distance. Multiple Sunbricks are easily mounted and networked together in arrays to provide illumination as large as required.

A 16-brick array (4×4) provides a solution for a 1 m2 area, with larger-scale custom configurations easily achievable to suit your illumination requirements.

You are building past the horizon. Your LED illumination should be just as large.

* Contact G2V Optics if you require a larger Class A area, and we can work with you toward a solution that meets your needs.

Meet changing field conditions

Network Control for Infinite Flexibility

Research can take unexpected paths. You need to be ready to adjust to keep moving forward.

Sunbricks are easily connected into networks. Our software allows you to control all Sunbricks on a network together, or tweak individual Sunbricks.

Tune the global intensity of all your Sunbricks, boost a wavelength channel for them, or go in and tweak individual bricks or channel intensities – the Sunbrick gives you free and flexible control over your large-area solar simulation.

Keithley Source Measurement Unit Bundle

IV Measurement System for Complete PV Testing

You need to accurately characterize current and voltage under high-quality sunlight. We’ll provide what you need in one package.

For IV characterization of solar cells, we can include the Keithley SMU2400 along with a permanent license for its IV software, that you can run alongside the Sunbrick software on the included laptop.

Ask us about our Keithley bundle!

Keithley 2400 Standard Series SMU

Compare Sunbrick Models

Large-Scale Solar Replication for Every Research Need

BASE

Class AAA
to ASTM E927, IEC 60904-9, and JIS C8912 standards
SKU: SBRK-LMN

400 nm - 1100 nm Spectral Range

Directed Optics

BASE - UV

Class AAA
to ASTM E927, IEC 60904-9, and JIS C8912 standards
SKU: SBRK-KLMN+

350 nm - 1200 nm Spectral Range

Directed Optics

BASE - NIR

Class AAA
to ASTM E927, IEC 60904-9, and JIS C8912 standards
SKU: SBRK-LMNO

400 nm - 1500 nm Spectral Range

Directed Optics

BASE - NIR +

Class AAA
to ASTM E927, IEC 60904-9, and JIS C8912 standards
SKU: SBRK-LMNO+

400 nm - 1500 nm Spectral Range

Directed Optics, Boosted Power

Sunbrick Solar Simulator

General Specifications

Investigate the Details

For the latest information on the Sunbrick large area LED solar simulator, please download the LED Solar Simulation Brochure.  

Included is everything you need to know about the Sunbrick as well as a complete specification sheet. If you would like to know more please get in touch.

Sunbrick FAQs

Have questions about large area LED solar simulators?

Get the answers you need to create solutions that can change the world. 

With the variable spectrum software included with every Sunbrick, you gain the ability to individually adjust up to 36 LED channels (depending on the model). The spectral width of each LED varies, but a general rule of thumb is that the bandwidth is 10% of the peak wavelength in nm. For example, an LED with a peak at 400 nm has an approximate bandwidth of 40 nm, while a 1000 nm LED has an approximate bandwidth of 100 nm. Depending on your application, this LED bandwidth may be suitably monochromatic for testing specific wavelength dependencies.

The standard single-Sunbrick stand is intended for vertical use, and may not perform well in a horizontal configuration. If horizontal mounting is essential for your application, please get in touch so we can better understand your needs.

Any of the Sunbrick models with “UV” in their name contain light from 350 nm to 400 nm. The advantage of this wavelength range is that it does not produce ozone; however, if you require UV light below 350 nm, we do not currently offer that in any of our products. If wavelengths below 350 nm are of interest to you, please let us know so we can prioritize in our ongoing product development roadmap.

There is a Python API for controlling the Sunbrick through Python scripting, as well as  a LabView DLL and example VIs, all of which allow for automation. Both the Python API and the LabView DLL provide the ability to turn channels on and off, load spectra, and more, without the need to use G2V’s graphical interface. For more detailed information and examples of methods and properties, please get in touch.

G2V Optics’ solar simulators are suitable for testing the following solar cell technologies: crystalline silicon, amorphous silicon, perovskite, multijunction, tandem, gallium arsenide (GaAs), cadmium telluride (CdTe), dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs), organic photovoltaics (OPV), inorganic solar cells, quantum dots, copper-indium gallium selenide (CIGS), thin-film solar cells based on kusachiite (CuBi2O4), and most other thin-film, multicrystalline, concentrator and/or heterostructure solar cells.

Knowledge Base

Our Expertise. Your Home Base.

We make sure that our customers have access to resources that help them understand more not only about the products we offer, but relevant applications and standards. Visit the knowledge base to learn more about LED illumination, Class AAA standards, Photovoltaics and much more. Knowledge is solar power.

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Using advanced LED-driven illumination, the Sunbrick makes large-area solar simulation quick and easy with no requirements for bulb replacement or field calibration. It also has minimal warm-up time.

The Sunbrick can accommodate a wide range of working areas with its modular design. Whether you need illumination in a confined space or in your entire testing facility, the Sunbrick can provide the high-quality solar simulation solution you need.

Download our Comprehensive Solar Simulation Brochure

For the latest information on the Sunbrick large area solar simulator please download the LED Solar Simulation Brochure. Included is everything you need to know about the Sunbrick, as well as a complete specification sheet. If you would like to know more please get in touch.