The Solmetric PV Analyzer is an I-V curve tracer with advanced modeling that enables unprecedented accuracy and insight into PV array performance during commissioning, O&M, auditing, and troubleshooting.
For each string, the PV AnalyzerTM measures I-V (current vs voltage) and P-V (power vs voltage) curves with a single button press in less than 250ms. The measured results are compared to the expected performance based on actual instantaneous irradiance and module temperature and a sophisticated model of the system. The I-V unit communicates wirelessly to a Windows tablet or laptop (not included) enhancing safety, outdoor readability, and the ability to do detailed analysis in the field.
I-V curves are the preferred method for verifying array performance during the commissioning phase of a project because they give the most detailed electrical characterization of the array. Populations of curves can be analyzed quickly for outliers and data can be archived as a baseline for future reference if performance questions arise.
- I-V and P-V graphs
- Large, bright, colorful user interface on (user supplied) tablet or laptop for ease-of-use and in-field analysis.
- Wireless interface speeds setup, eliminates tangled wires, increases safety, and provides flexibility in troubleshooting.
- Built-in advanced predictive PV models give highly accurate expected performance and instant performance feedback.
- Database of more than 10,000 modules with automatic updates.
- Careful control of sweep speeds accurately measures high-efficiency modules and strings.
- Rugged design can measure string-after-string, combiner-after-combiner without overheating or slowing down measurement time.
- Automated data management and analysis.
- Refurbished units, six (6) month warranty
- May have cosmetic issues that do not affect performance