Solar Simulation for

G2V Optics has crafted the pico LED small area solar simulator to provide truly controllable illumination, complete with software-controlled spectra, traceable calibration, all with no bulbs, filters, or moving parts. The pico can replicate any terrestrial or extraterrestrial solar spectrum including AM1.5G, and AM0 – AM40. It can also account for geography, season, and specific times of day with One Click Sun software.

Solar Simulation for

G2V Optics has crafted the pico LED small area solar simulator to provide truly controllable illumination, complete with software-controlled spectra, traceable calibration, all with no bulbs, filters, or moving parts. The pico can replicate any terrestrial or extraterrestrial solar spectra including AM1.5G, AM0 – AM10, and geography-, season-, or time-specific spectra with the click of a button.

Small Area LED Solar Simulator Features

Class AAA

Upgradable

Customizable

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Sunlight Simulating Light Source

The pico LED solar simulator starts off with the standard ASTM AM1.5G spectrum of 400 nm – 1100 nm. Other factory custom-built options are available when ordering your pico, and various modules can also be added as an upgrade to your pico after the initial purchase.

From $8,500 USD - $17,000 USD *

* price dependent on model

Enabling Solar Innovations For

"The G2V pico has become a core tool in our research providing both the versatility and reliability that we need."
- Jillian Buriak (University of Alberta - Buriak Research Group, Professor of Chemistry, Editor-in-Chief - ACS Chemistry of Materials)

The pico is designed to grow with your research needs

The pico is a research-grade instrument for solar cell testing, photochemistry, and environmental testing. You choose a spectral range and upgrade to completely control spectrum & intensity, to measure photovoltaic IV characteristics, and to obtain low-resolution EQE measurements.

Class

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Class A Spectral Match

AM1.5G spectral match exceeds ASTM E927 requirements by a factor of 5x.  Variable spectra with preset AM0 – AM40 and custom spectra available

Class A Spatial Uniformity

One sun-equivalent irradiance area of 9 cm² with spatial non-uniformity < 2%

Class A Temporal Stability

Temporal Instability of 0.2% exceeds Class A requirements by 10x

LED Compared to Xenon Solar simulators

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No Bulb Changes

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Short Warm Up Time

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No Maintenance

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The ONLY Upgradable LED Solar Simulator

3 Upgrade Modules Available

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Variable Spectra Module

Including One-Click Sun Software

The Variable Spectra module unlocks full spectral control with software-controlled intensity manipulation. This upgrade enables control of up to 26 tunable channels to replicate virtually any solar condition.

The module’s software-controlled, user-programmable spectrum enables users to simulate and conduct spectrum-specific research. Includes preset AM1.5G and AM0 to AM40 spectra for intensities from 0 to 1.1 suns.

+$6,000 USD

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One-Click Sun™ Software enables users to replicate irradiance and spectrum based on geography, season, and time of day. Our software was crafted to be simple, accurate and easily configurable.

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IV Module

Integrated data collection hardware and software for PV PCE measurement

The IV module will measure the performance of a solar cell and generate a characterization report with all electrical characteristics – following the ASTM E1021 test method standard.

Obtain fast and accurate measurements for your research cells with Current-Voltage testing, and enjoy the ease of a system that integrates all the necessary analysis and equipment. 

 

+$6,500 USD

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Low-Resolution EQE Module

Integrated data collection hardware and software for low-resolution EQE measurement

The Low-Resolution EQE module provides wavelength resolved measurements of your device’s performance under active conditions. Following a test method analogous to the ASTM E1021 standard method, the External Quantum Efficiency module allows you to gain insight into the factors limiting performance in your devices. 

+$8,500 USD

Your pico - Configured to fit your research & testing needs

Factory-built options you can include when building your pico solar simulator: 

Extend your wavelength band to include 365-400 nm

+ $4,000 USD

Extend your wavelength band to include 1100-1450 nm 

+ $4,000 USD

Choose a configuration of distance and angular light distribution that fits your research environment.

1 cm Lambertian Optics or 7 cm Directed Optics

Mount your pico vertically with a durable aluminum stand.

+ $2,000 USD

All pricing above in USD (quoting available in EUR, CAD, AUD). Additional terms and pricing based on credit approval. 

Pricing through international resellers may differ.