OAI has designed and engineered for large area markets Class AAA, ABA, or ACA Solar simulators with the same performance , quality, and reliability as our other solar simulator models. These large area solar simulators are available in several models.
1. Large Area Full Room Solar Simulators: 5m (W) x 5m (L) x 3m (H); 1 Sun, AM1.5G 280 – 1800nm, Class ACA, 10% Beam Uniformity for testing large equipment.
2. Large Area IR Solar Simulators: 0.5m x 0.5m to 2.0m x 2.0m, 1 Sun, AM1.5G, 700 – 1100nm, Class ABA, 5% Beam Uniformity for testing of camera optics and various other devices.
3. Large Area Photovoltaics (PV) Solar Simulators: 0.5m x 0.5m to 2.0m x 2.0m, 1 Sun, AM0 or AM1.5G, 280 – 1800nm or 300 – 1800nm or 400 – 1100nm Class ABA, 5% Beam Uniformity for testing solar panels and other devices.
These large area solar simulators are available with various beam sizes and with different lamp power configurations ranging from 0.5m x 0.5m to 5m x 5m. and can be configured to provide various beam directions; vertically, downward, horizontal, or at an angle. These simulators are manufactured with custom optics and corresponding Air Mass (AM) filters, including other components to provide various Sun spectrums in AM0 (280 – 1800nm), AM1.5G (300 – 1800nm) and IR (700 – 1100nm) ranges that match the Sun’s rays within ±15%. This technology provides a highly accurate sun beam with the longest working distances. OAI’s Large Area Solar Simulators are certified to ASTM E927-05, IEC 60904-9 2007, and JIS C 8912 standards for Class AAA or ABA or ACA performance.
Applications include use in the testing of equipment for military, testing of optical devices and cameras, testing of photovoltaic modules, and varied other R& D and production uses.