BrightSpot CTO, Andrew Gabor, is presenting today on UV Fluorescence testing of Residential PV systems using the BrightSpot polemount UV Flash Camera system. Most of the systems tested had heavy levels of cell cracking and many had hotspots. Other problems such as finger corrosion/delamination, junction box seal failure, and soiling were also detected. See our Publications webpage for the full paper.
Phil Knodle has joined BrightSpot Automation as Principal Software Engineer. He will further develop the IMPEL software for our Electroluminescence and Photoluminescence inspection systems, including the introduction of machine learning based defect detection. He will also work on product development of our new line of high-throughput UV Fluorescence imaging systems. Previously Phil contributed to the life sciences at TissueVision where he developed and implemented image acquisition electronics and related software in their TissueCyte Imaging Platform. At Fraunhofer USA he designed and implemented control systems for custom lab and automation equipment. Phil, a graduate of Boston University, has over 15 years of experience designing and implementing scientific instrumentation, industrial automation, embedded systems, and motion control systems. Phil is also an installation artist who focuses on the intersection between the physical and digital world. A perfect match for our systems!
“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.
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.
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.
Dr. Andrew Gabor will be attending Intersolar San Diego CA from Feb 4-5 as well as the NREL PV Reliability Workshop in Lakewood CO from Feb 25-27 2020. Contact us if you would like to schedule a meeting.
BrightSpot Automation will be exhibiting at the Solar Power International tradeshow in booth #341 with demonstrations of the EL camera and EL Video camera systems.
BrightSpot Automation will be exhibiting at the IEEE PVSC tradeshow in booth #102 with demonstrations of the CellSpot-PL photoluminescence system and EL camera systems. 4 oral presentations with co-authors from UCF and D2Solar on "Powered by Sunshot" research.
BrightSpot Automation will be exhibiting at the SNEC tradeshow in booth #N3-100 with demonstrations of the CellSpot-PL photoluminescence system.
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.