Category: Solar PV Test Equipment

Solar PV Test Equipment

Solar PV Test Equipment, also known as PV Testers or PV Installation Testers. This is used for testing the efficiency and operating condition of solar panel installations, otherwise known as photovoltaic devices. Solar PV Test Equipment is used to quickly and easily ensure the electrical integrity of PV systems.

  • PVM-1020 Kit

    PVM-1020 Kit

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    PVM-1020 Kit - Overview

    PVM-1020

    The PVM-1020 photovoltaic meter includes a large collection of measurement functions. The functions are selected with a rotary switch. Additional parameters are set with buttons located on the housing. The graphic display and all the buttons are backlit, ensuring easy reading in shaded areas. Its large memory significantly shortens the preparation time of documents after measurement. Measurement data from the PVM-1020 can be transferred to a computer via Bluetooth wireless communication. The downloaded data can be saved to popular formats and printed using the Sonel Reader software. The optional Sonel Reports software generates reports on electric shock protection.

    IRM-1

    The IRM-1 is an indispensable unit for testing PV systems. By measuring solar radiation values, as well as panel and ambient temperatures, it provides the necessary data to convert the results into STC conditions. It is used as a tool in the PV plant design process, as well as in diagnosing panel shading problems. It performs well in harsh environmental conditions. Protection against dust and water is provided by the housing rated at IP65.  Measurement data from the IRM-1 can be transferred to a computer via the USB port. In addition, the device has a built-in wireless LoRa interface (Long Range) for automatic data exchange with the PVM-1020 meter over long distances (a larger range than the Bluetooth technology). A built-in recorder has a memory for 5000 records.

    PVM-1020 Kit - Features

    PVM-1020

    • Can be used for category 1 measurements according to IEC 62446-1
    • AUTO mode for a sequence of measurements
    • Converts measured parameters into STC conditions according to IEC 60891
    • reSYNC function – automatic completion of results
    • The built-in LoRa radio interface
    • Built-in Bluetooth
    • Large measurement memory: 100 objects with 40 cells each
    • Backlit display and buttons

    IRM-1

    • Measures solar radiation and temperature
    • LoRa interface for long-range communication with the PVM-1020 meter
    • Automatic data synchronization with the PVM-1020 meter
    • Built-in compass and inclination sensor
    • Built-in recorder
    • Large measurement memory: 999 cache memory cells and 5000 records
    • Solar radiation intensity in W/m2 or BTU/ft2 h
    • PV panel temperature in °C or °F
    • Ambient temperature in °C or °F
  • Photovoltaic Meter PVM-1020

    Photovoltaic Meter | PVM-1020

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    Photovoltaic Meter - Overview

    The PVM-1020 photovoltaic meter includes a large collection of measurement functions. The functions are selected with a rotary switch. Additional parameters are set with buttons located on the housing. The graphic display and all the buttons are backlit, ensuring easy reading in shaded areas. Its large memory significantly shortens the preparation time of documents after measurement. Measurement data from the PVM-1020 can be transferred to a computer via Bluetooth wireless communication. The downloaded data can be saved to popular formats and printed using the Sonel Reader software. The optional Sonel Reports software generates reports on electric shock protection. 

    Photovoltaic Meter  - Features

    • It can be used for category 1 measurements according to IEC 62446-1
    • AUTO mode for a sequence of measurements
    • Converts measured parameters into STC conditions according to IEC 60891
    • reSYNC function – automatic completion of results
    • The built-in LoRa radio interface
    • Built-in Bluetooth
    • Large measurement memory: 100 objects with 40 cells each
    • Backlit display and buttons
  • Solar Radiation and Temperature Meter IRM-1

    Solar Radiation and Temperature Meter | IRM-1

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    Solar Radiation and Temperature Meter - Overview

    The IRM-1 is an indispensable unit for testing PV systems. By measuring solar radiation values, as well as panel and ambient temperatures, it provides the necessary data to convert the results into STC conditions. It is used as a tool in the PV plant design process, as well as in diagnosing panel shading problems. It performs well in harsh environmental conditions. Protection against dust and water is provided by the housing rated at IP65.  Measurement data from the IRM-1 can be transferred to a computer via the USB port. In addition, the device has a built-in wireless LoRa interface (Long Range) for automatic data exchange with the PVM-1020 meter over long distances (larger range than the Bluetooth technology). A built-in recorder has a memory for 5000 records.

    Solar Radiation and Temperature Meter  - Features

    • Measures solar radiation and temperature
    • LoRa interface for long-range communication with the PVM-1020 meter
    • Automatic data synchronization with the PVM-1020 meter
    • Built-in compass and inclination sensor
    • Built-in recorder
    • Large measurement memory: 999 cache memory cells and 5000 records
    • Solar radiation intensity in W/m2 or BTU/ft2 h
    • PV panel temperature in °C or °F
    • Ambient temperature in °C or °F
  • Compact Solar PV Tester with I-V curve tracing | PV200

    R75,290.00

    Compact Solar PV Tester - Overview

    The Compact Solar PV Tester, PV200, is a compact and cost-effective I-V curve tracer that uses simple and efficient push button operation which makes it a versatile tester for PV Systems. The Compact Solar PV tester measures open-circuit voltage, short circuit current, maximum power point voltage, current, power (with AC/DC clamp) and ground/earth continuity. The device also gives you the fill factor of the PV module or system under test. The device has a separate 1kV insulation resistance test function, eliminating the need for a separate, expensive device.  Meanwhile, the high contrast display on the device is clearly visible in direct sunlight. The unit can also wirelessly capture and record real-time irradiance, ambient temperature, and PV module temperature from the Solar Survey 200R. Using the Solar Survey 200R your data can be converted to Standard Test Conditions (STC), in SolarCerts, for you to compare to the manufacturer’s published data.

    Complete Kit Includes:

    • Seaward Installation PV200 instrument.
    • 2 x MC4 test Lead adaptors.
    • 2 x Combiner box test probes and detachable alligator clips (MC4).
    • 2 x Test Leads, with test probes and detachable alligator clips (4mm).
    • AC/DC current clamp.
    • Solar Survey 200R irradiance meter and temperature probe.
    • Solar Survey 200R mounting bracket.
    • Rugged carry bag.
    • Quick Start Guide.
    • UKAS Calibration Certificate (PV200).
    • 2 year warranty.
    • SolarCert PC software.

    Compact Solar PV Tester - Features

    •  All-in-one commissioning tests and I-V curve tracing.
    • Automatic fill factor calculation.
    • Ground/Earth continuity measurement with test lead null.
    • PV string open circuit and maximum power point voltage measurements up to 1000V DC.
    • PV string short current up to 15ADC.
    • PV array insulation test at 250 | 500 |1000V.
    • Tests individual PV modules or strings.
    • Memory for up to 999 records with USB download to PC.
    • Instant NFC data transfer using the PVMobile app.
    • High contrast display, visible in bright light

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  • Solar PV Installation Tester Kit | PV150

    R29,812.00

    Multifunction Solar PV Installation Tester - Overview

    Transforming the way PV systems are tested, the PV150 combines ground continuity, DC operating power and operating current test functions in a hand-held device. It can also test insulation resistance, open circuit voltage and short circuit current at the push of a button. The unit can also wirelessly capture and record real-time irradiance, ambient temperature and PV module temperature measurements from the Solar Survey 200R. 200 datasets can be stored on the PV150 and are easily downloaded via the USB connection to the SolarCert software so you can create professional reports for your customers. This tester saves time safely and is easy to use.

    Complete Kit Includes:

    • Seaward Solar Installation PV150 instrument
    • 2 x MC4 test lead adaptors
    • 2 x Combiner box test probes and detachable alligator clips (MC4)
    • 2 x Test Leads, with test probes and detachable alligator clips (4mm)
    • AC/DC current clamp
    • Solar Survey 200R irradiance meter and temperature probe
    • Solar Survey 200R mounting bracket
    • Rugged carry bag
    • Quick Start Guide
    • UKAS Calibration Certificate (PV150)
    • SolarCert PC Software

    Solar PV Installation Tester Kit - Features

    • Ground (earth) continuity measurement with test lead null for long test-leads
    • PV string open circuit voltage measurement up to 1000V DC with polarity
    • PV string short circuit current measurement up to 15A
    • PV array insulation test at 250/500/1000V.
    • Tests individual PV modules or
    • Memory for up to 200 records and USB download to PC (CSV file).
    • High contrast display, visible in bright
    • 2 x MC4 test lead
    • 2 x Combiner box test probes and detachable alligator clips (MC4).
    • 2 x Test Leads, with test probes and detachable alligator clips (4mm).
    • AC/DC current
    • Solar Survey 200R irradiance meter and temperature
    • Solar Survey 200R mounting bracket
    • Rugged carry
    • Quick Start
    • UKAS Calibration Certificate (PV150).
    • SolarCert PC

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  • PV Electrical Installation Meter | MPI-540-PV

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    PV Electrical Installation Meter - Overview

    The PV Electrical Installation Meter is an extremely versatile meter particularly designed for testing photovoltaic installations. This device allows for a complete set of tests on the DC and AC sides, in accordance with the guidelines of EN 62446 standard. The measured parameters, related to photovoltaic installation, are automatically converted to STC (Standards Test Conditions) reference by the device. Measurements of voltages, current, and power on the AC and DC side of the inverter allow verifying its efficiency. Sonel Reports PLUS software enables creating PV installation test reports with measurement results saved meter’s in memory.

    PV Electrical Installation Meter - Features

    • Li-Ion battery
    • Energy cost calculator
    • Auto measurements
    • Parameters measured in accordance with class S of EN 61000-4-30 standard
    • Measurement of photovoltaic installations according to EN-62446 standard
    • Photovoltaic installation test report with Sonel Reports PLUS software
    • Three-phase power recorder
    • Real-time display of network parameters
    • Quick measurement of the fault loop impedance in networks secured with RCD without triggering
    • Measurement of all parameters related to earthing and protection against electric shock
    • Fast path from measurements to report
    • Large touch screen 7"
    • Removable microSD memory card

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  • Solar Irradiance Meters

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    Solar Survey Irradiance meters - Overview

    The Solar survey series of irradiance meters are the perfect tools to conduct comprehensive solar site surveys for solar photo voltaic and solar thermal installers. With a photo voltaic reference cell to measure true irradiance, the solar survey provides greater accuracy and repeatability compared to irradiance meters which use simple photo diode detectors. These rugged handheld units measure irradiance, roof pitch, orientation and ambient temperature. The 200R measure results simultaneously to electrical testing as required by the IEC 62446 international standard. Results can be downloaded from the PV 150/PV200 into software to issue certificates. The solar survey 200R model includes a data logging facility with a USB interface so data can be downloaded to a PC. Irradiance and temperature to be recorded at user-defined intervals over several hours or days. The collected data can then be downloaded to a PC for analysis for inclusion in installation reports. These high specification irradiance meters simply and quickly measure the sun's irradiance, displaying the information in either W/m or BTU/hr-ft, making them ideal for both solar photo voltaic and thermal applications.

    The solar survey  SS100 and SS200R both incorporate a display hold feature, which enables the user to easily capture readings in difficult locations.

    Solar Irradiance Meters - Features

    • Includes calibration certificate
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Suitable for both photo voltaic and solar thermal installations
    • Ambient temperature measurement.
    • Measures irradiance as required by IEC 62446
    • Built-in compass and inclinometer measure roof orientation and pitch
    • Rugged, robust and handheld
    • Optional mounting bracket for accurate and easy measurements

    Features of the 200R Solar Irradiance Meter (Solar Survey 200R model only)

    • Supplied with suction mount temperature probe for hands-free ambient and surface temperature measurement
    • Features Seaward SolarlinkTM for wireless connectivity with the PV150/200 testers (available separately)
    • Built-in data logger and USB interface (includes USB cable)

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  • Solar Utility Pro 1500V 40A

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    Solar Utility Pro - Overview

    The new Solar Utility Pro from Seaward takes PV testing to the next level. With the introduction of more efficient 1500V modules and inverters this is an easy to use and robust tester with 1500V capabilities. Its market leading 40A current capability enables the Solar Utility Pro to test parallel wired strings up to a maximum of 1500V / 40A, eliminating the time consuming task of separating strings to keep within lower limits of other instruments. A single press of the Test button will give values for Open Circuit Voltage and Short Circuit Current, and when paired with the Seaward Solar Survey 200R irradiance meter it will also record irradiance, module and ambient temperature measurements. The large internal storage memory can record up to 999 complete record sets, which can be downloaded as a CSV file to a PC for review. To make on site testing easier, the Solar Utility Pro is supplied with 1.5M long conversion leads that convert the standard MC4 leads to alligator clips – particularly useful in combiner boxes and junction boxes. Housed in a rugged enclosure, it gives the larger scale PV engineer the most efficient, portable and highest rated tester available.

    Kit includes:

    • Solar Utility Pro unit
    • Set of 1.2M red and black MC4 leads with test probe and aligator clip
    • Set of 2M red and black MC4 extension leads
    • SS200R irradiance meter
    • SS200R irradiance meter clamp
    • PV hold-all bag
    •  3 x 18650 protected lithium-ion batteries
    • Battery charger
    • 2 x Dust covers
    • 1 x UK mains lead
    • 1 x Schuko mains lead

    Solar Utility Pro - Features

    • 1500V / 40A rated
    • Large display designed for reading in direct sunlight
    • Direct MC4 connections, with the option to add a conversion lead set for safer connections in combiner boxes
    • Simple single button test
    • Rugged case designed for continuous site work
    • Store up to 999 complete record sets
    • CSV output to PC to review data
    • Pairs to Solar Survey 200R irradiance meter to capture the irradiance and temperature measurements at the time to test (single person testing)