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Tunable Class AAA Small-Area LED Solar Simulator - Pico™

The Pico™ tunable Class AAA small-area solar simulator is designed by G2V Optics and used in applications requiring incredible light quality. The Pico is found in Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, and post-secondary institutions and is trusted by experts in aerospace, photovoltaics, and every industry that needs control and repeatability in its work.

Here are a few highlights you can expect from the Pico™:

  • Class AAA light quality with an illumination area of 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm
  • Up to 32 software-controlled channels (depending on the model) allow you to explore the areas of the spectrum you are interested in.
  • Simulate any extraterrestrial or terrestrial solar spectra such as AM 1.5G, and AM0-AM10 with the click of a button.
  • 2-year or 10,000-hour warranty.
  • No Bulbs, filters, or field calibrations are required!

Your work is pushing the future forward; shouldn’t your solar simulator be up to keep pace?


Sunlight Simulating Light Source

The pico™ LED solar simulator begins with the standard ASTM AM1.5G spectrum of 400 to 1100 nm. While ordering their pico™, users can also place orders for other factory custom-built options. They can also add numerous modules to upgrade their pico™ simulator after their first purchase.

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’s Class AAA Standard

The Pico™LED solar simulator adheres to the IEC 60904-9:2020 solar simulator standards and exceeds the Class A standard in several criteria. With wavelengths starting at 350 nm to 1500 nm, the instrument is well suited to cover the required irradiance of your research.

Class A Spectral Match

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Class A spectral match with a spectral coverage of 100% and exceeding the IEC standards of Class A by 5x.

Class A Spatial Uniformity


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Class A uniformity is guaranteed over 2.5 cm by 2.5 cm and under.

Class A Temporal Stability

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Class A short-term temporal instability of <0.1% over 100 seconds and Class A long-term temporal stability of <2% for 1000+ hours.

Beyond the IEC Standards

 Class AAA isn’t the only measure of importance to experts. When all instruments are close or equal in quality, criteria beyond the standards are what set them apart.

 Standards beyond the quality standards experts want:

  • Python API software allows you to integrate new instruments into your existing testing, automate your sampling need, and explore new ways of researching with Python programming
  • Wireless connectivity allows you to access the device remotely and start your work before you arrive
  • Multiple stand options to fit any lab space or need, such as vertical, horizontal, and glovebox.
  • Best of all no consumable bulbs or filters taking up space in a cabinet!

One size doesn’t fit all for research!

We can create custom presets to fit your needs. Common examples are custom spectrums to probe tandems, multi-junctions, or specific ranges for photochemistry applications.

Upgradable optional modules to add on now or later

Budgets change year to year, and having instruments you require put on hold is never a good situation. Your research, your grants, and your research position require pushing the bounds of science.

We understand; we were once researchers, too.

That's why all of our following modules can be added later if budgets are tight!

Variable Spectra Module, Including One-Click Sun Software

Included with the Variable Spectra Module.

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Our Variable modules allow you to control and manipulate up to 32 tunable channels depending on the Pico model chosen. You can simulate almost any real-world solar condition your work may see on or off Earth.

Preset AM1.5G and AM0 to AM40 spectra are also included for intensities ranging from 0 to 1.1 suns. Let us know what your application requires, and we will work with you to make it happen.

One-Click Sun™ Simulating Light From Around the World

The One-Click Sun™ Software allows users to simulate spectrum and irradiance based on the time of day, season, and geography. G2V Optics’ software is precise, simple, and can be easily configured.

Run day and light cycles that cycle over the time for the selected area or expedite your cycling up to 500x

IV Module: Integrated data collection software and hardware for PV PCE measurement


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The IV module quantifies the performance of a solar cell and produces a characterization report with all electrical properties—based on the ASTM E1021 test method standard.

Users can achieve quick and precise measurements for their research cells with current voltage testing and benefit from the simplicity of a system that incorporates all the essential equipment and analysis.

Low-Resolution EQE Module: Incorporated data collection software and hardware for low-resolution EQE measurement


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The Low-Resolution EQE module offers wavelength-resolved measurements of users’ devices' performance under lively conditions. After a test method similar to the ASTM E1021 standard method, the External Quantum Efficiency module enables users to gain an understanding of the factors that restrict their devices' performance.

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