SolarSIM Research Grant

Important advances in solar and atmospheric research are often limited by the availability of advanced instrumentation.  In particular, solar spectral sensors and sun photometers often cost upwards of $50k — unaffordable for many researchers.  With the development of the SolarSIM technology, Spectrafy has gone a long way to lowering that barrier, but we wanted to do more.

Spectrafy is pleased to make a number of our ground-breaking SolarSIM-D2 and SolarSIM-G sensors available to select research institutions.  Our goal is to accelerate new and innovative research within the solar and meteorological communities.


  • Applicants must operate at a publicly-funded research institution.
  • Research should be in the fields of solar energy, atmospheric research or agriculture.
  • Research must be completed within thirteen months of receiving sensor.
  • Research results must be disseminated publicly.


To Apply:

Download the SolarSIM Research Grant (SSRG) application and return by email as specified on the form.  The application period closes December 31st, 2018.

SSRG Application Form (English)

SSRG Application (Chinese)