IFE acquires Spire Solar 5100SLP Blue solar simulator to set-up PV module characterization laboratory

For IFE this PV module sized solar simulator is an important step in their development as a solar research facility. It is the first in Norway of its kind gives IFE the competitive edge in the region to perform PV module research, further building on its earlier solar cell research.

“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 are of value for module characterization laboratories like IFE” according to Stefan Roest, CTO of Spire Solar.

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.