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Oriel Introduces Solar Simulators for Photovoltaic Applications

Newport’s brand, Oriel has introduced a new range of Class AAA solar simulators called the Sol3A for challenging photovoltaic applications that demand a constant-wave light source.

Sol3A Solar Simulator

Oriel provides a large output beam with an area of 12²x12², which is the latest inclusion to the company’s solar simulator portfolio ranging from 8²x8², 6²x6², 4²x4² and 2²x2². These wide ranges of output beams provide optimal flexibility for photovoltaic measurement and evaluation functionalities.

The Sol3A utilizes a xenon lamp and has a distinct optical design and a stable, patented spectral correction filter to meet Class A performance credentials such as temporal instability, non-uniformity of irradiance and spectral match for ASTM, JIS and IEC standards.

The Sol3A’s 1600 W xenon lamp can be replaced easily and does not need hard wiring. It provides an ultra-collimated output suitable for concentrator uses. It comes with a partial sun attenuator as an option to meet the required standard at 1 Sun output power and allows for numerous partial sun settings. Its safety interlocks and temperature sensors eliminate exposure to UV light and thus assure operator safety.

The 12²x12² Sol3A has a black non-reflective finish similar to other Sol3A devices to reduce stray light. It integrates captive screws for all panels, which need user access to simplify filter changes, alignment and lamp replacement.

Source: http://www.newport.com

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