Intelligent PV monitoring system now available for install in the US and Canada
AUSTIN, Texas – March 28, 2012 - Solar Power Technologies Inc., a leader in intelligent monitoring and optimization solutions for large scale solar arrays, announced today that their Clarity® intelligent solar monitoring system has received ETL certification and will be listed in the Intertek database of certified products for use in the USA and Canada.
Intertek, the issuing organization of the ETL Mark, engaged in extensive system testing to validate compliance with all applicable regulatory standards, including RF emissions, construction and safety. The certification covers the range of Clarity panel monitors for crystalline and thin film solar panels, as well as the unique Clarity wireless mesh network that enables system deployments up to utility scale.
"The certification of the Clarity system is an important milestone for the company," said Ray Burgess, CEO of Solar Power Technologies. "Quality and safety are extremely important to us and this certification attests to how we design and build our products. This is another step in demonstrating the bankability of our innovative monitoring and optimization solutions that make large scale solar arrays intelligent, more efficient and easier to maintain."
"Intertek is very happy to be partnering with Solar Power Technologies for its testing and certification requirements," said Sunny Rai, Regional Vice President, Renewable Energy for Intertek. "We are pleased to have the Clarity system join the growing list of solar products that bear the ETL mark and demonstrate compliance to industry standards and requirements."
With the ability to be deployed at the string or panel level, the Clarity system uses revolutionary new technology to maximize energy harvest, enabling a new level of operations and maintenance efficiency driven by financial business rules. The system pinpoints array performance problems down to the panel level with an accuracy of 0.5 percent, providing 10 times more accuracy and 10 times more granularity than large-scale monitoring systems on the market today. This unprecedented level of insight is analyzed by the Intelligent Array cloud based software applications suite, turning data into actionable information and providing a unique set of tools for lifetime performance optimization for large scale arrays.
About Solar Power Technologies
Based in Austin, Texas, Solar Power Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is focused on helping owners and developers maximize the financial performance of large scale solar assets. The company provides a range of compatible monitoring and optimization hardware products, supported by a suite of web based data management and analysis tools. The unprecedented level of insight provided by the Clarity® hardware technology, coupled with the sophisticated data analysis and diagnostics of the Intelligent Array™ software system, enables next generation solutions for the operations and maintenance of large scale solar arrays. For more information on our solutions visit http://www.spowertech.com.
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 30,000 people in over 100 countries around the world. Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK) is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Visit: http://www.intertek.com.