Spire announces PV module testing service

04 April of 2011 by

Spire Corp., a global solar company providing capital equipment andturn-key manufacturing lines to produce photovoltaic (PV) modules,announced that it is making its world class simulation facilities andexpertise available to PV system installers on a customer service basis.

Spire is the world leader in providing solar simulation testfacilities to the PV industry through more than 30 test facilities andhundreds of manufacturers.

Currently, Spire operates an AdvancedTechnology Center, which supports material developers, modulemanufacturers, and research groups in an effort to advance theirtechnology. In addition, for a complete module assembly line, thefacility also utilizes Spire’s Spi-Sun Simulator 4600SLP for the testing of system integrator modules. These system integrators send modulesdirectly to Spire for analysis and timely turnaround characterization.

Spire’s measurements will insure that the PV module product that they haveprocured for their system meets their requirements. Spire also has thecapability to transport its test facility to the systems site, ifnecessary.

“We are pleased to bring our module and simulator test expertise to system integrators. Dead-on accuracy of module performance is required to optimize system design and maximize the return oninvestment for power purchase providers,” said Roger G. Little, chairman and CEO of Spire.

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