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BrightSpot is presenting at the NREL PV Reliability Workshop

“Do those short solar cells cracks that I can barely see in EL really matter? “ BrightSpot CTO Andrew Gabor and Duncan Harwood of D2 Solar will be presenting during poster session A at the NREL PV Reliability Workshop this Monday morning February 22nd.  If you are attending please stop by and learn the answer and see results from the high resolution EL camera system and LoadSpot mechanical load tester.

BrightSpot is hiring!

BrightSpot Automation is hiring!  We are seeking a full time engineer to work on software development and product development for our line of Luminescence/Fluorescence Imaging systems.  Minimum requirements are a college degree, experience in python programming, and a willingness to learn how to fly a drone. Some travel and nighttime outdoor work will be necessary. Existing machine learning based image analysis, drone, and mechanical/electrical design experience are plusses. Candidate should be a self-starter, able to work alone and as part of a team, and demonstrate an eagerness to learn.   Job Duties/Responsibilities:  Python programming for camera image acquisition, image processing, image analysis, and reportingInteract with academic and industry partners/customers including understanding needs, responding to technical questions and providing training on system operationTesting of camera systems including nighttime drone flights and optimization of operating proceduresOrdering of components, assembly, testing, and shipping orders Additional duties based on experience Qualifications:  >1 year experience in Python programming, preferably involving image analysis, OpenCV and QTCollege degree in computer science, engineering, or physical science  Compensation based on experience. Benefits package offered.  Please send resume and cover letter to Andrew Gabor at 

Maurice Covino joins BrightSpot Automation

Maurice Covino has joined BrightSpot Automation as Director of Sales and Marketing. He has consulted part time for BrightSpot for over the last 2 years acting as International Sales Manager. He will continue in that role as well as assume responsibility for domestic sales and product marketing. Maurice has over 20 years of successful sales and marketing experience in the PV industry at companies including BERGER Lichttechnik, Spire, and Schmid GmbH.

Braden Gilleland Joins BrightSpot Team

BrightSpot Automation announces the hiring of Braden Gilleland to the position of engineer.  Braden is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of Georgia Tech, and previously worked with Southern Company on Electroluminescence testing of solar panels and on the development of the UV Fluorescence testing equipment design that BrightSpot has licensed from Southern Company.

NABCEP-2020 Virtual Conference and Training

BrightSpot Automation has a virtual booth at the The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) conference from Sep 9-24 2020, and will giving a company presentation on Sep 15, and a for-credit training course on Sep 22 on Electroluminescence (EL) and UV Fluorescence testing of defects in solar panels.

COVID-19 Response

BrightSpot Automation is open for business. We place the well being of our staff, partners, and customers as a top priority, and are taking appropriate precautions.

BrightSpot Automation readies MobileTestSpot lab for field testing of solar panels

BrightSpot Automation has completed a project to demonstrate field testing of a new mobile testing lab capable of measuring the performance of solar panels and detecting defects within the solar cells. The MobileTestSpot, supported by a Massachusetts Clean Energy Center grant through its InnovateMass program, incorporates both current-voltage (I-V) power measurement and Electroluminescence (EL) testing for on-site use.

Attending Solar Power Northeast – Feb 5-6, 2019, Boston MA

BrightSpot Automation staff will be exhibiting at the SPI tradeshow and available for discussions and demonstrations of the BrightSpot Electroluminescence camera system as well the new MobileTestSpot EL & IV trailer-based mobile testing lab.  In booth #105 together with our field service partners from Acuity Power Group.