The Newest Standard in PV Module
The latest addition to Spires suite of Solar Simulators is the Spi-Sun Simulator™ 5100SLP. Targeted for high volume production testing of solar modules, the 5100SLP is designed to meet the demanding standards of PV module makers worldwide while providing the uncompromised performance and quality expected of the Spire simulator family.
The 5100SLP focuses on reducing the cost of ownership with a single lamp and small footprint design that integrates easily into any factory environment. A totally new approach to the internal optical design has resulted in improved optical efficiency without thermal problems or power limitations.
The 5100SLP is a very compact metrology instrum
ent and has been developed to exceed IEC 60904-9 Class AAA specifications for irradiance spectrum, spatial uniformity, and temporal stability. The new system provides better than Class A irradiance from 400nm-1100nm which replicates true sunlight conditions and is critical for getting every watt out of high efficiency c-Si and thin film modules. The system also allows for better control of measurement uncertainty" with a measurement repeatability of better than 0.15%.
The 5100SLPs delivers accurate and repeatable power measurements enabling traceability to international gold module standards certified by the worlds leading certification bodies. Spires simulators are the industry standard for test labs and universities worldwide, and used in Independent and National Labs including NREL, UL, TÜV, FSEC, EC-JRC, CSA, KIER, and Intertek.