A New Standard in PV Module
Spires sun simulator (flasher) equipment is a critical tool for both module production lines and testing/certification laboratories. In a production setting, modules must pass an appropriate series of sun simulation tests to be certfiied and shipped. Spires Single Long Pulse (SLP) Spi-Sun Simulators™ are the most stable and accurate simulators in the industry. It has become the industry standard for test agencies and research labs worldwide, including NREL, UL, TÜV, FSEC, CSA, KIER and Bodycote.
Offering Class AAA performance, Spires Spi-Sun Simulator 3500SLP provides short- and long-term stability over the life of the tool for spectral, spatial and temporal uniformity. The system features a proprietary ltered light source that closely matches the solar spectrum while avoiding excessive solar cell heating caused by continuous sources. Additionally, it provides a broad range of user selectable irradiance levels to measure performance in varying light conditions.
Spires Spi-Sun Simulator 3500SLP can test crystalline or thin film modules and can be integrated into module production lines at any level of automation. In a fully automated production line, the automation option provides consistent module testing and oers optional loading and unloading of modules. In a manual line, the controls can be customized and operated as desired. The simulators small footprint and compact size permit installation in most facilities without special height or weight restrictions.