Fluke powers up with acquisition of solar testing leader Solmetric
September 21, 2023 2:12 pm
Pairing Solmetric’s innovative technology with Fluke’s vast distribution channels expands their ability to serve a global audience with high-quality, safe, and reliable tools.
Fluke Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortive Corporation and a leader in test and measurement instruments, acquired California-based Solmetric, manufacturers of high precision, solar test, and measurement products.
This reinforces Fluke’s strategic commitment to investing in the electrification of the world on a global scale, while continuing to bring innovative products to technicians who demand reliability, high quality, and safety.
Solmetric is best known for the PV Analyzer, a US market-leading I-V curve tracer, the de facto industry standard for commissioning solar installations. It’s used for field testing applications such as commissioning, auditing, and troubleshooting PV arrays. The PVA-1500HE is a 1,500-volt I-V curve tracer, capable of testing high-efficiency modules, and is particularly suited to the utility-scale solar industry.
The acquisition also includes its shade measurement tool, the SunEye used for shade analysis, enabling expert solar designs with the highest ROI for solar professionals and their customers.
Fluke Corporation’s President Jason Waxman commented: “Today marks a significant milestone in our journey. Fluke’s acquisition of Solmetric reflects our commitment to delivering the best possible products to technicians in the field. Their innovative solar tools and team’s deep knowledge in the space, combined with Fluke’s passion to advance the electrification of the world more efficiently will enable us to transform this landscape to serve customers better.”
Willard MacDonald of Solmetric added: “We are excited to see Solmetric grow under Fluke’s leadership. With access to their vast distribution channels, an expanded, global audience will be able to experience the benefits of our products. Fluke is as passionate about delivering the next generation of solutions for solar customers as we are – it’s a great fit.”
This acquisition extends Fluke’s product line, combining two powerful brands in the solar test and measurement space.
Solmetric was founded in 2005, their experts have extensive experience in the solar installation industry and in the development of high-precision test and measurement tools. The acquisition will see all employees retained under Fluke’s leadership.