Fluke Revolutionizes Utility-Scale Solar Testing with PVA-1500 Series I-V Curve Tracer Launch – SolarQuarter

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Fluke Corp, a leading global provider of test and measurement instruments and a subsidiary of Fortive Corporation, has unveiled the PVA-1500 Series I-V curve tracer. This tool enhances utility-scale solar technicians’ capabilities with its speed, accuracy, and simplified testing processes,resulting in dependable PV array testing. With its launch, Fluke will address the pressing requirement for effective service and maintenance in the solar industry, promoting enhanced performance and increased return on investment (ROI).

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Leveraging Fluke’s established reputation for dependable test and measurement solutions in the solar sector, the PVA-1500 series sets a new standard for utility-scale solar testing. This tool addresses technicians’ challenges in time, accuracy, and usability, enabling them to:

Optimize PV array performance for peak energy production.
Minimize downtime and ensure long-term system reliability.
Enhance return on investment through efficient operations and informed decision-making.

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The PVA-1500 I-V curve tracers expanded on Fluke’s acquisition of Solmetric in September 2023, incorporating the PV Analyzer into Fluke’s portfolio. Here are the features of the new tool:

Rapid and Effective Testing: Achieve unmatched testing speeds with leading scan rates, reducing testing duration and enhancing operational productivity.
Precision for Advanced Panels: Ensure precise measurements for high-capacity modules, enabling reliable assessment of advanced panel health and performance.
User-Friendly Interface: Seamlessly integrate hardware and software for effortless operation and data analysis, even for novice technicians.
Streamlined Process: Experience a smooth testing workflow from setup to analysis, optimizing productivity and operational efficiency.

“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. It is the only I-V Curve Tester that can consistently and accurately measure I-V curves for 1500V high-efficiency solar panels without overheating. We’re incredibly proud of this tool, which has undergone rigorous testing to ensure it is able to meet our high standards for reliability, durability, and safety.”

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