Seaward improves PV testing range, uses new I-V curve algorithm

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Solar test equipment manufacturer Seaward Group has relaunched the latest in its popular range of solar PV test equipment with new features to keep it at the forefront of the industry.

The new PV200/210 Complete Kit, which builds on the success of the original PV200 and 210 devices, has new functionality to boost performance and precision. Innovative new functions include a brand new I-V curve algorithm designed to produce higher resolution results.

Users will also find new messages that indicate if there has been a problem with the test – limiting occurrences of invalid tests and saving time on site. Even better, combiner box text leads and a mounting bracket are now included with every kit as standard – previously users had to purchase these separately.

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Michael Middlemast, category manager at Seaward, said: “We had a fantastic response to the original PV200 and 210 devices – which provide an intuitive and cost-effective way to measure the I-V curve of PV modules and strings. The improved level of accuracy makes the devices even more efficient to use –limiting downtime and increasing energy production.”

Seaward also announced exciting updates to the PV200/210’s software, SolarCert Elements V2. The latest version of the software now simply called SolarCert, enhances the I-V curve reporting function, allowing users to quickly and easily generate a report for thousands of strings.

— Solar Builder magazine

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