Innovations in Optics, Inc. introduces the Model 6000B-100, a compact, multi-wavelength LED solar simulator for PV manufacturers to test steady-state I-V measurements of photovoltaic devices. It meets Class AAA solar simulator requirements of IEC 60904-9 for spectral match, uniformity of irradiance, and temporal stability.

The Prism Awards is an international competition that recognizes the most innovative new products from companies that will make a difference and improve quality of life through photonics. The Model 6000B-100 is a finalist in the Energy category. The award winners are revealed at the SPIE Photonics West event in San Francisco.

The 6000B-100 includes a digital driver/controller with RS-485 MODBUS RTU protocol. Embedded chip-scale spectral sensors provide feedback monitoring to stabilize source irradiance. The field of illumination is 50 x 50 mm at a working distance of 155 mm. The compact and lightweight design supports a diversity of system integration concepts. Consuming only 15W of input power to produce 1 Sun of irradiance, the 6000B-100 is energy efficient and simplifies any thermal interface or active cooling scheme. Its complete value proposition comprises low power consumption, higher stability, smaller size, greater application flexibility, and a significantly lower cost-of-ownership for PV testing compared to other commercial solar simulators. The product is intended for industrial use by qualified system integrators.

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