Spire: DOE Grant
Spire Corporation, an American global solar company providing capital equipment and turnkey manufacturing lines to produce photovoltaic (PV) modules worldwide, today announced it has been selected by the Department of Energy (DOE) as the recipient of a Small Business Innovation Research grant to develop a light emitting diode (LED) based solar simulator.
Spire is a major producer of solar simulators using pulsed light lamp light sources; this project will develop a next generation solar simulator, based on LED technology. An LED based system could provide advantages of accuracy, reliability, versatility and cost. Spectral, intensity and spatial uniformity variations could be achieved easily with system software and control electronics.
“We’re pleased that DOE selected Spire for this grant,” said Roger G. Little, Chairman and CEO of Spire Corporation. “Our simulators are used by most major module manufacturers throughout the world and numerous international testing facilities, so we continuously strive to improve and advance the technology.”
About Spire Corporation
Spire Corporation is an American global solar company providing capital equipment and turnkey production lines to manufacture PV modules world wide.
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Roger G. Little, 781-275-6000
Chairman & CEO