PVA-1500S Release Notes

Version 5.1.343 – 26-April-2024

  • Added support for advance diagnostic logging available in IV-Unit

Version 5.0.64 – 18-March-2024

  • Fluke branding
  • Localized to languages Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese
  • Implemented integrated simulation mode
  • Misc. bug fixes

Version 4.19.323 – 28-November-2023

  • For the I-V Unit, the ability to verify the current calibration and to perform a load verification test.

Version 4.18.314 – 31-July-2023

  • Fixed bug that caused the app to hang when a Voc is detected but the current is very low. This condition is detected, and a warning is displayed.

Version 4.17.311 – 16-June-2023

  • Fixed bug in Imp calculation
  • Updated module database included in installer
  • Fixed bug that was preventing the current overload event warning from always being displayed when triggered
  • Other minor bug fixes

Version 4.16.298 – 30-May-2023

  • Support for PVA-1500 HE
  • Added measurement notes to csv exports
  • Added array location row in history table
  • Added charging guidance
  • Added warning if SmartTemp is selected but there are no TCs plugged in
  • Improvements to device connectivity and firmware upgrade reliability
  • Several other minor feature enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.15.248 – 10-May-2022

  • Fixed bug preventing SolSensors with older firmware versions connecting.
  • Fixed a couple of minor bugs related to numeric input entries.

Version 4.15.243 – 6-May-2022

  • Fixed bug in Array Tree Navigator where Harnesses were getting changed to Combiners when cut or copied and then pasted.


Version 4.15.241 – 5-May-2022

  • Added threshold alerts to display when acquiring measurements, several of which are user configurable
  • Increased number of countries and cities available to select from when configuring a project
  • Detect reverse polarity condition
  • Added and reordered fields in the Table and History tabs
  • Charging status indicators are displayed when the connected IV Unit or Solsensor are plugged in
  • Several other new feature enhancements and bug fixes

Version 4.14.200 – 14-March-2022

  • Added a string harness layer to the PV system array tree
  • Added a new Calibration Verification window
  • Improved UI of automatic project backup settings
  • Fixed bug that deleted measurements after changing Global Sensor Configuration
  • Fixed bug where performance model would not update after changing wire material properties


Version 4.13.172 – 24-January-2022

  • Updated Users Guide
  • Fixed bug in resolution of reported STC Pmax translation value
  • Fixed bug that prevented Measurement Head and SolSensor devices firmware updates from working on Windows 11

Version 4.12.140 – 30-December-2021

  • Updated Users Guide

Version 4.11.134 – 11-October-2021

  • Support for PVA -1500 Model T.

Version 4.9.120 – 30-March-2021

  • Fixed bug that caused software to hang with new version of Measurement Head firmware.

Version 4.8.119 – 21-September-2020

  • Update to User’s Guide to include information about PVA 1500 V3.

Version 4.7.118 – 2-October-2019

  • Improved timing synchronization between PVA IV curve sweep measurements and SolSensor environmental measurements to improve model accuracy.

Version 4.6.113 – 15-July-2019

  • Fixed bugs that caused the app to hang sometimes while waiting for measurements.

Version 4.5.104 – 3-June-2019

  • Support for field firmware updates of PVA-1500V2 with SolSensor 300V2.

Version 4.3.77 – 1-November-2018

  • Version 4 software can now communicate with PVA-1500, PVA-1000, and PVA-600+ Measurement Units, and measurements from each can all be stored in the same project file.
  • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 4.2.66 – 1-October-2018

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 4.2.64 – 12-August-2018

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 4.1.58 – 16-July-2018

  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

Version 4.0.54 – 20-June-2018

  • First release compatible with 1500V PVA-1500S and SolSensor 300

Version 3.7.8410 – 7-July-2015

  • Fixed bug where Copy and Paste in the Array Navigator would not display custom names

Version 3.7.8406 – 9-June-2015

  • Fixed bug where changing string length retroactively caused measurements to show up in more than one array location
  • Fixed bug where user could input zero wire length

Version 3.7.8394 – 6-May-2015

  • Added the ability to change the default names of array elements to match your site plan
  • Added the ability to copy, cut, paste, group, and reorder array elements
  • Added a new backup feature with user settable automatic reminders
  • Added support for horizontal single-axis tracking arrays in a single project
  • Added an option to specify aluminum wiring
  • Added an offline list of cities to set the site latitude and longitude without an Internet connection
  • Minor bug fixes
  • Note that this release requires a new version of the Data Analysis Tool v.3.5.8391 (requires login info)
    Call sales or support if you purchased a PVA-1000 or PVA-600+ kit and did not receive login info.

Version 3.5.7540 – 25-June-2014

  • Updated the built-in module and inverter databases with thousands of new entries
  • Added French and German language support
  • Simplified the array location naming convention to make the screens and output file locations easier to read
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 3.4.7233 – 15-March-2014

  • Added a user settable time zone property for projects
  • Enabled metric wire properties for lengths in meters and gauges in square mm.

Version 3.3.7169 – 20-February-2014

  • First release of software compatible with the new PVA-600+ class units AND the PVA-1000S
  • Minor user interface enhancements for PVA-1000S users

Version 3.2.7015 – 16-December-2013

  • Fixed bug where the correct number of modules per string was not always being applied to the performance model.

Version 3.1.6991 – 9-December-2013

  • Performance enhancements to the Array Navigator. Facilitates measuring and recalling traces in arrays much larger than 1MW within a single project file.
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 3.0.6838 – 23-September-2013

  • Fixed data consistency bug in exporting csv files
  • Updated User’s Guide

Version 3.0.6834 – 19-September-2013

  • First release compatible with 1000V PVA-1000S and SolSensor

    Note: Users of the Solmetric I-V Data Analysis Tool will need to update their DAT to work with data exported from PVA V3 PC software. Please contact Solmetric Support.