Solar PV testing

HT Instruments announced production of the I-V500w Photovoltaic Curve Tracer. This new 1,500V PV product is designed for large projects utilizing the savings associated with >1,000V systems. The I-V500w simplifies the complex tasks of correctly testing PV panels and strings. The instrument can be easily set up for the full I-V curve tracing or to measure the Voc and the Isc with their IV FastCheck feature. To reduce test complexity they also offer an auto calculation of the cell temperature and Rs. Finally, the new KitKelvin probes can greatly hasten testing with Auto Sequence capability that reduced full IV test time to <15 seconds and automatically set up the next test. The I-V500w provides a large viewable screen and a medium frame size that is lightweight (1.2kg) to enable full viewing of the curves in real time without the need for an external device. The product is light enough to be operated by one technician yet powerful enough to handle all testing of I-V curves. 

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Volume: 2017 July/August