PV Analyzer I-V Curve Tracers

<strong>PV Analyzer</strong> I-V Curve Tracers

The Solmetric line of PV Analyzer I-V curve tracers are widely used in Commissioning, Auditing, O&M, and Troubleshooting of PV systems. Features include:

  • Best accuracy
  • Highest measurement throughput (# I-V measurements per hour)
  • Largest display with best array troubleshooting features
  • Database of 70,000 PV modules
  • Measures up to 1500V at 30A*
  • 300 foot wireless sensor range

Below are specifications for the PVA models. For more details about each model or to place an order, click on the model of interest at the top or bottom of the table.

PVA-1000S PVA-1500V4 PVA-1500T
Voltage Range (Voc) 20 to 1000V DC 20 to 1500V DC
Current Range (Isc) 0 to 20A DC*
0 to 30A DC (optional)*
0 to 30A DC*
Voltage Accuracy +/-0.5% +/-0.25V
Current Accuracy +/-0.5% +/-40mA
I-V Trace Points 100 or 500
I-V Sweep Duration 0.05 to 2 seconds, 0.2 seconds typical for PV strings
Irradiance Accuracy +/-2% (typical)
Wireless Sensor Range 300 ft
Operating Temperature (ambient) 0 to 45°F
Measurement Throughput
Sweep-to-Sweep Delay (@Voc<1350V)   <18 seconds <9 seconds
Max # Sweeps per Hour (@Voc=1350V) 200 400
Max PV Megawatts measured per hour ** 2.6 MW/hr 3.5 MW/hr
Thermal Capacity (# I-V measurements before PVA must cool-down)**
# I-V measurements before cool-down w/ 18s sweep-to-sweep delay   800 (77°F ambient)
225 (113°F ambient)
unlimited (77°F ambient)
450 (113°F ambient)
# I-V measurements before cool-down w/ 9s sweep-to-sweep delay   N/A unlimited (77°F ambient)
330 (113°F ambient)
Interface to tablet or laptop Wireless USB dongle (included) WiFi
Charging/charged LED no yes
In-the-field firmware update-ready no yes
Price $5695 $10,295 $11,495
Order or learn more PVA-1000S PVA-1500V4 PVA-1500T

* Please note, multiple strings of high efficiency modules cannot be measured in parallel, even if the total current is less than 30A.

** Assumes reference PV system with Voc = 1300V, Vmp = 1100V, Imp = 25A, 16 strings per combiner, 5min to move to next combiner with no measurements. No direct sunlight on I-V unit.


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