Spire Corporation Continues Aggressive Supply of Solar Simulators to Chinese Manufacturers

Strength of sales is driven by the local presence of Spire’s distributor in China

BEDFORD, Mass.--Spire Corporation ("Spire" or the "Company") (OTCQB: SPIR), a global solar company providing capital equipment and turnkey manufacturing lines to produce and characterize photovoltaic (PV) modules, today announced the shipment of multiple solar simulators to various customers in China. Recent shipments to China include Spire's workhorse SPI-SUN SIMULATOR 4600SLP, Spire's enhanced accuracy SPI-SUN SIMULATOR 5600SLP, and Spire's advanced SPI-SUN SIMULATOR 5600SLP Blue with spectrally matched content from 300 nm to 400 nm wavelengths. All of this equipment was provided to Tier 1 manufacturers. Strength of sales is driven by the local presence of Spire's distributor in China, Servo Dynamics Company, which provides local support in both sales and service. Spire's partnership with Servo Dynamics Company has led to sales of 180 simulators during the last several years of partnership. Spire has also recently received additional orders for multiple solar simulators that will ship during the coming several months.


"Spire is pleased to continue our strong presence and support to our important clients in China. Module manufacturers understand that module revenues, sold on a per-watt basis, suffer from inaccurate power measurements from less accurate test equipment. Spire simulators' demonstrated accuracy and reliability have been proven around the world, and make it one of the most popular simulator series in China," said Mr. Rodger W. LaFavre, President and CEO of Spire Corporation.

About Spire Corporation
Spire Corporation is a global solar company providing technology, equipment and turnkey production lines to manufacture photovoltaic modules and characterize solar modules. For further details on the Company and its products, please visit www.spirecorp.com.

Featured Product

Dynapower - MAXIMIZE PRODUCTION AND REVENUES WITH SOLAR PLUS STORAGE

Dynapower - MAXIMIZE PRODUCTION AND REVENUES WITH SOLAR PLUS STORAGE

The addition of energy storage to an existing or new utility-scale PV installation allows system owners and operators the opportunity to capture additional revenues. Traditional storage plus solar applications have involved the coupling of independent storage and PV inverters at an AC bus or the use of multi-input hybrid inverters. An alternative approach - coupling energy storage to PV arrays with a DC-to-DC converter - can help maximize production and profits for existing and new utility-scale installations. DC-Coupled Utility-Scale Solar Plus Storage leads to higher round-trip efficiencies and lower cost of integration with existing PV arrays and at the same time, opens up new revenue streams not possible with traditional AC-coupled storage, including clipping recapture and low voltage harvesting, while being eligible for valuable tax incentives.