NREL To Purchase Solar Simulator From Spire Corp.


Spire Corp. has received a purchase order for its SPI-SUN SIMULATOR 4600SLP from the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colo.

NREL is one of several laboratories worldwide that is currently accredited to perform current-voltage (I-V) measurements of photovoltaic modules and issue International Organization for Standardization certificates. With the advancement in the size of the modules being developed and manufactured today, NREL requires an advanced pulsed simulator that will handle these larger units.

The SPI-SUN SIMULATOR 4600SLP is able to accommodate modules up to 200 centimeters by 137 centimeters, and it meets the highest Class A spectrum and spatial uniformity requirements of ASTM International and the International Electrotechnical Commission.

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