New PV test technology from Seaward Solar at Intersolar Europe

Solar PV electrical test and measurement specialist Seaward Solar will be using Intersolar Europe to unveil its latest all in one specialist PV test kit that enables contractors to install new solar PV installations safely, thoroughly and effectively.

Solar PV electrical test and measurement specialist Seaward Solar will be using Intersolar Europe to unveil its latest all in one specialist PV test kit that enables contractors to install new solar PV installations safely, thoroughly and effectively.


Exhibiting on Stand B4.640, Seaward's new Solarlink Test Kit includes all the necessary test and datalogging capabilities needed to perform pre-installation site surveys and measure the electrical safety and performance of installed PV systems in line with MCS MIS 3002 and IEC 62446.

The new kit combines the comprehensive electrical commissioning test capabilities of the new PV150 solar installation handheld tester with the advanced Solar Survey 200R multifunction PV survey meter.

Special wireless Solarlink connectivity between the two instruments enables real-time irradiance to be displayed and measured at the same time as electrical testing is being undertaken.

This means that irradiance, module and ambient temperature can be recorded in real time within the PV150 as the electrical tests are conducted.

Once testing is completed, the USB download of time and date stamped test results, irradiance and temperature measurements provides full traceability and speeds up the completion of PV system documentation and customer handover packs.

In addition to solar PV system installation and commissioning, the new Solarlink Test Kit is ideal for conducting site surveys of potential installations, by quickly providing the information needed to calculate estimated annual solar irradiation and system yields of PV and solar thermal systems, as described in SAP 2009, Appendices H and M.

As well as the PV150 and the Solar Survey 200R and associated calibration certificates, the comprehensive kit includes an AC/DC current clamp, MC4 and Sunclix test lead adaptors and test probes - with a quick start instruction guide and video.

Full details on the comprehensive Seaward Solar range of PV test equipment, accessories and data recording software are available at www.seawardsolar.com.

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