Handheld meter brings Fluke tech to solar sector
It is designed to help users meet comply with IEC 62446-1.
Fluke brings its test and measurement technology to the solar energy industry with the introduction of the IRR1-SOL solar irradiance meter, which is designed to collect important measurements for the installation, commissioning, testing, troubleshooting and maintenance of photovoltaic (PV) systems.
The handheld tool measures the irradiance, temperature, inclination and direction of solar arrays to help users meet International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 62446-1, Photovoltaic (PV) systems – Requirements for testing, documentation and maintenance. It features a built-in temperature sensor, and integrated compass and an inclination sensor, so technicians can measure and document roof and site orientation, pitch and panel tilt while surveying, installing or adjusting PV panels.
Like other Fluke tools, the IRR1-SOL has been tested to survive dust, moisture, cold, heat and drops in the field. It also meets or exceeds recommended safety standards for working in potentially dangerous electrical environments.