The Solar Digest for Solar Power, Solar Energy and Photovoltaic PV News - Test and Measurement

Carlo Gavazzi’s CPA Series for AC and DC Current Monitoring

Carlo Gavazzi CPA SeriesEnergy management specialist, Carlo Gavazzi has launched the CPA Series of power analsyers for AC single phase and DC monitoring.  A contactless hall effect sensor allows current measurement AC 50-300A and DC 50-400A.

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New PV200 Combines Solar PV Tests With I-V CURVE Analysis

Seaward PV200 TesterA brand new concept in solar PV test instrumentation combines accurate I-V curve analysis with essential electrical testing for the fast and effective commissioning, O&M and diagnostic testing of all types of solar PV installations.

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10 Reasons Why Solar PV Installations Should Be Tested Regularly

10 reasons to testJim Wallace of Seaward Solar looks at the reasons why electrical testing and inspection of solar PV installations is a fundamental requirement for system safety and performance.

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Advanced Test Technology Helps Lightsource Sites to Maintain Maximum Solar Power Performance

Lightsource Engineer with PV150Advanced test instrumentation is helping the UK’s leading developer and operator of commercial solar photovoltaic (PV) plants ensure that its solar farms continue to operate at maximum performance levels.

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Thermal imaging For The Full Life Cycle of a Solar Module

Flir T400 cameraFLIR thermal imaging is increasingly playing an important part in ensuring maximum energy yield from solar panels.  It is involved throughout the life cycle of the product from its design, manufacture and quality assurance procedures through to installation and ongoing maintenance.  No other technology has its scope of application.

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Thermal Imaging, The Perfect Technology for Solar Panel Inspection

Flir T640 cameraWith the UK’s commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050, it stands to reason that renewable energy systems will increasingly feature in our built environment.  

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Pole-Mounted Thermal Inspection Of Solar Panels

Flir T640 cameraThe Government estimates that by 2020 around 4 million homes in the UK will be solar powered, representing an installed solar power capacity of 22,000 MW.  

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New Solarlink Kit Streamlines PV System Testing On Innovative Off-Grid Island Projects

Solarlink PV test kitAdvanced test instrumentation has helped a UK-based solar PV specialist to significantly improve the electricity supply on two off-grid Hebridean Islands.

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A New PV Monitoring System For Using Solar Power Efficiently

SolarcheckPhoenix Contact’s Solarcheck modular monitoring system reliably provides information about the operating conditions on the DC side of photovoltaic systems.

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New Solar PV Test Installation Verifies Module Quality and System Performance

Comet Systems AnguillaAdvanced Seaward Solar PV test instrumentation is helping a successful Caribbean based reseller and installer of solar photovoltaic and thermal systems to verify the quality of PV modules and the performance of installations.

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