Spire Corp. says it will provide the Spi-Sun Simulator 4600SLP to the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy. Spi-Sun Simulators are now used in more than 30 testing laboratories around the world to qualify PV modules, the company says.
The European Solar Test Installation lab in Ispra began certifying solar modules almost 20 years ago, based on its own industry standard – Ispra 503. Eventually, this standard was adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as the basis for the crystalline modules standard (IEC 61215), and later as the thin-film modules standard (IEC 61646).
SOURCE: Spire Corp.