Fluke launches PVA-1500 Series I-V Curve Tracer – Solar Builder Magazine

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Fluke Corp, a leader in test and measurement instruments that acquired Solmetric in September 2023, announced the launch of the PVA-1500 Series I-V curve tracer this week. This new tool for utility-scale solar technicians enables efficient and reliable PV array testing to optimize performance and maximize ROI.

Fluke conducted rigorous testing and improvements on Solmetric’s tools to ensure their safety, durability, and accuracy complied with Fluke’s world-renowned standards. Fluke believes this is the only I-V Curve Tester that can consistently and accurately measure I-V curves for 1500V high-efficiency solar panels without overheating.

“Utilities are under increasing pressure to maximize uptime and production while ensuring the health and longevity of their solar installations,” said Jason Waxman, President at Fluke. “The PVA-1500 is a game-changer, delivering the speed, precision, and user-friendliness required for technicians to address these challenges head-on.”

The PVA-1500 I-V curve tracers feature:

  • Fast testing speed with industry-leading scan rates, slashing testing time and boosting operational efficiency.
  • Enhanced measurement accuracy for high-capacitance modules to confidently assess the health and performance of even the most advanced panels.
  • Easy integration between the hardware and software, enabling smooth operation and data analysis even for less experienced technicians.
  • Seamless testing process from setup to analysis, maximizing productivity and efficiency.

Through this new addition to Fluke’s portfolio, the company now offers a comprehensive toolkit that empowers solar professionals to service PV projects from the microgrid to the utility-scale.

More information about the PVA-1500 I-V curve tracers is available at solar.fluke.com.

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