CHICAGO – Atlas Material Testing Technology is offering two new services focused on the solar market: Solar Simulator Classification services and I-V Curve tracing services. Both services are offered by Atlas’ Solar/PV Center of Excellence in Phoenix, AZ. The services will help companies in the solar industry substantiate product warranty and efficiency claims.

Photovoltaic (PV) testing standards require the use of specific classes of solar simulators to determine performance measurements. Atlas uses a portable, high-speed, multi-channel OL 770 device, measuring between 380 and 1100 nm, to verify that customers’ testing instruments meet the standards that classify solar simulators for PV testing.

Atlas also now provides accurate I-V curves for a single PV module up to a 50-kilowatt PV system. Because this equipment is portable, Atlas technicians can perform measurements in the field on modules or arrays anywhere in the world. For additional information on these services, visit