Oriel, a Newport Corp. brand, offers the Sol3A family of Class AAA solar simulator products for photovoltaic (PV) applications. The continuous-wave sources provide an output beam of 300 x 300 mm and use a xenon lamp. They feature a stable proprietary spectral correction filter and optical design to meet Class A performance qualifications, including spectral match, nonuniformity of irradiance, and temporal instability for compliance with IEC, JIS and ASTM standards. The beam output offers maximum flexibility for PV test-and-measurement capabilities. Tested using industry standard methods, the solar simulator features easy replacement of the 1600-W xenon lamp. It requires no special hardwiring to the electrical mains, and it offers a highly collimated output suited for concentrator applications.