Fluke Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation, and a global leader in test and measurement instruments, has acquired California-based Solmetric and its lineup of solar test, and measurement products.
This acquisition extends Fluke’s product line, combining two powerful brands in the solar test and measurement space.
Solmetric was founded in 2005, and is best known for its shade measurement tool, the SunEye. The acquisition also includes the PV Analyzer, one of the top US I-V curve tracers used for field verification applications such as commissioning, auditing, and troubleshooting of PV arrays. The PVA-1500, has a 1,500-volt high-efficiency with I-V curve tracer and is particularly suited to the utility industry.
“We are excited to see Solmetric grow under Fluke’s leadership,” states Willard MacDonald of Solmetric. “With access to their vast distribution channels, an expanded, global audience will be able to experience the benefits of our products.”
This is a big announcement, but also just another example of Fluke’s strategic commitment to being the top electric and PV tool provider in the solar industry.
“Today marks a significant milestone in our journey towards a sustainable future,” states Fluke Corporation’s President Jason Waxman. “Fluke’s acquisition of Solmetric reflects our commitment to delivering the best possible products to technicians in the field. Their innovative solar tools and team’s deep knowledge in the space, combined with Fluke’s passion to advance the electrification of the world more efficiently will enable us to transform this landscape to serve customers better.”
— Solar Builder magazine