03 July 2012
Lot-Oriel Group Europe today announced its solar simulator system, which it says is a low-cost alternative suited for small area measurements such as PV test or undergraduate/masters student experiments.
The light source has a small footprint and delivers class ABA specification. The optical system produces a uniform, collimated output beam with a 40mm diameter.
The lamp housing is a free standing unit that holds the arc lamp, arc lamp ignitor, the collecting and collimating optics, cooling fan, external lamp adjusters and necessary electronics. It is designed to operate different arc lamps under optimal and necessary conditions. The ignitor is built into the housing, thus minimizing stray radiated and conducted EMI. The lamp type is a high-pressure 300 W xenon short arc. It is ozone-free and has a negligible output of below 260nm.
The highly regulated power supply LSN252 provides constant current to the xenon lamp. The current is adjustable to maintain constant light output.
Other features include:
- Minimum output of 1 sun (approx 1000 W/m2)
- Full spectrum system (250-2500 nm)
- 90 degree beam turner for beam down illumination
- AM 1.5 global filter