Spire Solar receives independent third party A+A+A+ certificate

Spire Solar receives independent third party A+A+A+ certificate for their 5100SLP Blue from TÜV Rheinland

The 5100SLP Blue, which is the successor of the 4600SLP, received an IEC 60904-9 Class A+A+A+ classification for spectrum, spatial uniformity, and temporal stability. This advanced class, not yet integrated into the current IEC standard, has been defined by TÜV Rheinland as having a performance two times better than the IEC Class AAA for each of the parameters.

According to Stefan Roest, CTO of Spire Solar “Our light contains 300nm-400nm and 1100-1200nm, to ensure PERC, IBC and HJT PV modules absorb the maximum possible amount of sunlight and our equipment has a true Pmax as output. Together with the single long pulse technology, which goes up to 230ms, there are almost no corrections needed when measuring these PV technologies of the future. Accompanied with our extremely low temporal instability, which is a factor 10 lower than required for A+ this is the basis for our excellent repeatability.”

Spire Solars solar simulators are a critical tool for both module production lines and testing & certification laboratories. The Spire Solar 5100SLP Blue is specifically designed for high volume production testing of PV modules. The one lamp design offers low cost of ownership, but maintains the highest classification accompanied with a broad spectrum (300 to 1200nm), a long pulse and an incredible low temporal instability, which is needed to test new PV technologies on the market today.

“The 5100SLP Blue delivers accurate and repeatable power measurements, enabling traceability to international gold module standards certified by the world’s leading certification bodies. Accuracy and traceability is value for module producers. When rating the production output, a manufacturer needs to rely on accurate measurements. Getting the independent confirmation from TÜV Rheinland gives our customers even more confidence in their measurements” according to Florian van Rijn van Alkemade, CEO of Spire Solar.

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