Solar Simulator Market Size, Share, Opportunities, COVID-19 Impact, And Trends By Type (Pulse Simulator, Flash Simulator, Continuous Simulator), By Light Source (Quartz Tungsten Halogen Lamps (QHT), Metal Halide Arc Lamps (HMI), Light Emitting Diodes (LED), Xenon Arc Lamps, Others), By Application (Medical Research, Solar Cell Testing And Research, Artificial Environment Testing, Others), And By Geography - Forecasts From 2022 To 2027

Published:  May 2022 Report Code: KSI061611975 Pages: 114

The solar simulator market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.42% to reach US$10.887 billion by 2027, up from US$6.597 billion in 2020.

Solar simulators are devices that simulate natural sunshine for the evaluation of photonic characteristics and solve the problem of providing a controlled indoor test facility for solar cell testing in laboratory settings. The solar simulator is made up of light sources, power supplies, and filters that change the beam's output to suit classification criteria. Due to a growing need for green energy, solar simulators are increasingly being used in applications such as household hot water, manufacturing space, heating, and cooling, among others. With increased investment in the research and development of solar cells, ultraviolet resistant cosmetics and paints, medical treatments, and many other fields, the solar simulator market will grow, as solar simulators provide a more cost-effective alternative to traditional testing and research methods. Solar simulators are used in the research and development of PV, cosmetics, paints and coatings, UV protection fabrics and textiles, and other products. While solar simulators have been used in testing and measurement environments for many years, OEMs are looking for next-generation solar simulators with advanced light sources and control systems that offer versatility, high performance, and cost savings in order to improve product yields and lower operating costs. Solar simulators are extensively used in high-volume applications such as PV for R & D, testing, and production. Solar simulator market growth is projected to be driven by rising PV needs from utility, residential, and non-residential sectors.

Due to increased demand for solar power in countries like India, China, and Indonesia, and government laws on green energy across the area, the Asia Pacific is projected to lead the most significant market in terms of demand for solar simulators. Following Asia-Pacific, North America and Europe have enacted strict laws to reduce emissions and are focusing more on renewable energy projects and energy-efficient sectors.  The expansion of commercial and industrial development has led to an increase in power demand and government support for the development and commercialization of solar applications across the major countries, positively enhancing the market landscape for solar simulators. Due to favourable circumstances for energy production utilising solar applications, Latin America has emerged as a powerhouse of solar capacity.  Growing demand, technological advancements, and government legislation are propelling the solar simulator and the solar power industry in the area to new heights. Solar projects and investment in renewable energy infrastructure, as well as the replacement of electricity infrastructure, are projected to be major drivers for the solar simulator market in the Middle East and Africa.

Growth Factors

  • Green energy demand is on the rise, and the solar sector is changing, fueling the market growth

One of the major reasons for the growth of the solar simulator market is the surging demand for green energy and the evolving solar sector.


  • The market is hampered by the higher cost of solar capacitors.

A major restraint on  the growth of the solar simulator market is the higher cost associated with solar capacitors.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Solar Simulator Market

In addition, there have been supply chain disruptions and delays in the operations of enterprises. Trade barriers have restrained the stock. The COVID-19 impact on the solar simulator market has been negative owing to the production halt by industries due to the temporary lockdown implemented by several governments to break the cycle of the virus. The unfavorable conditions caused by  the COVID-19 virus have had a negative impact on the solar simulator market. However, in the post-COVID scenario, the solar simulator market is expected to bloom with the surging demand in various industry sectors in the forecast period.

Solar Simulator Market Scope:

Report Metric Details
 Market size value in 2020  US$6.597 billion
 Market size value in 2027  US$10.887 billion
 Growth Rate  CAGR of 7.42% from 2020 to 2027
 Base year  2020
 Forecast period  2022–2027
 Forecast Unit (Value)  USD Billion
 Segments covered  Type, Light Source, Application, And Geography
 Regions covered  North America, South America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific
 Companies covered  Abet Technologies, Display Device Consultants LLC, G2V Optics, Solar Light, TS-   Space System, Sciencetech Inc.
 Customization scope  Free report customization with purchase



 The Solar Simulator market has been analyzed through the following segments:

  • By Type
    • Pulse Simulator
    • Flash Simulator
    • Continuous Simulator
  • By Light Source
    • Quartz Tungsten Halogen Lamps (QHT)
    • Metal Halide Arc Lamps (HMI)
    • Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
    • Xenon Arc Lamps
    • Others
  • By Application
    • Medical Research
    • Solar Cell Testing and Research
    • Artificial Environment Testing
    • Others
  • By Geography
    • North America
      • USA
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Others
    • Europe
      • UK
      • Germany
      • France
      • Spain
      • Others
    • Middle East and Africa
      • Saudi Arabia
      • Israel
      • Others
    • Asia Pacific
      • Japan
      • China
      • India
      • South Korea
      • Indonesia
      • Taiwan
      • Thailand
      • Others

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What will be the solar simulator market size by 2027?
A1. The solar simulator market is projected to reach a market size of US$10.887 billion by 2027.

Q2. What is the size of the global solar simulator market?
A2. Solar Simulator Market was valued at US$6.597 billion in 2019. 

Q3. What are the growth prospects for the solar simulator market?
A3. The global solar simulator market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.42% over the forecast period.

Q4. What factors are anticipated to drive the solar simulator market growth?
A4. One of the major reasons for the growth of the solar simulator market is the surging demand for green energy and the evolving solar sector.

Q5. Which region holds the largest market share in the solar simulator market?
A5. The Asia Pacific is expected to dominate the solar simulator market due to increased demand for solar power in countries like India, China, and Indonesia, and government laws on green energy across the area.

1.1. Market Definition
1.2. Market Segmentation

2.1. Research Data
2.2. Assumptions

3.1. Research Highlights

4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Restraints
4.3. Porters Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2. Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.3.3. Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4. Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5. Competitive Rivalry in the Industry
4.4. Industry Value Chain Analysis

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Pulse Simulator
5.3. Flash Simulator
5.4. Continuous Simulator

6.1. Introduction
6.2. Quartz Tungsten Halogen Lamps (QHT)
6.3. Metal Halide Arc Lamps (HMI)
6.4. Light Emitting Diodes (LED)
6.5. Xenon Arc Lamps
6.6. Others

7.1. Introduction
7.1.1. Medical Research
7.1.2. Solar Cell Testing and Research
7.1.3. Artificial Environment Testing
7.1.4. Others

8.1. Introduction
8.2. North America
8.2.1. USA
8.2.2. Canada
8.2.3. Mexico
8.3. South America
8.3.1. Brazil
8.3.2. Argentina
8.3.3. Others
8.4. Europe
8.4.1. Germany
8.4.2. France
8.4.3. United Kingdom
8.4.4. Spain
8.4.5. Others
8.5. Middle East and Africa
8.5.1. Israel
8.5.2. Saudi Arabia
8.5.3. Others
8.6. Asia Pacific
8.6.1. China
8.6.2. Japan
8.6.3. South Korea
8.6.4. India
8.6.5. Thailand
8.6.6. Indonesia
8.6.7. Taiwan 
8.6.8. Others

9.1. Major Players and Strategy Analysis
9.2. Emerging Players and Market Lucrativeness
9.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, Agreements, and Collaborations
9.4. Vendor Competitiveness Matrix

10.1. Abet Technologies
10.2. Display Device Consultants LLC 
10.3. G2V Optics
10.4. Solar Light
10.5. TS-Space System
10.6. Sciencetech Inc.

Abet Technologies

Display Device Consultants LLC 

G2V Optics

Solar Light

TS-Space System

Sciencetech Inc.


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