Features DC/AC TRMS (single/three-phase) voltage measurement DC/AC TRMS (single/three-phase) current measurement DC/AC (single/three-phase) power measurement AC (single/three-phase) energy measurement Measurement of power factor (single/three-phase) Measurement of solar irradiation [W/m2] Measurement of environmental and module temperature Three-phase up to three strings PV systems (with MPP300) Recording of voltage and current harmonics up to the 49th Recording of voltage anomalies (dips, peaks) Flicker analysis in compliance with standard EN50160 Recording of starting currents with a resolution of 10 ms Recording voltage fast transients (spikes) with a resolution of 5 μs Analysis of mains quality in compliance with EN50160 Numerical and graphical display of each quantity Recalling results on the display TFT colour display with touch screen Power supply with rechargeable Li-ION battery Memory extension by means of CF card Data transfer to external USB memory (memory stick) USB port for PC connection Help on line on the display Application SOLAR300N carries out all tests required for the verification of the efficiency of single-phase and three-phase photovoltaic systems. Testing photovoltaic systems requires contemporarily measuring environmental parameters (incident irradiation of modules, temperature of environment and modules) and electric parameters (continuous power, alternating power, etc.). Typically, modules and inverter can be positioned even at several tens of meters of distance, thus forcing the operator to carry out measurements in different places far from each other at the same time. To carry out these operations, connections by means of long cables or (wireless) radio connections could be necessary, but both these solutions are not acceptable. Cables could hamper the operator’s movements or be a hindrance, while radio waves would be attenuated by floors, reinforced concrete or metal structures, thus making communication impossible. In order to avoid the above-mentioned problems and to carry out measurements with the necessary contemporaneity, SOLAR300N is provided with a remote unit, synchronised with the main unit. The remote unit is positioned next to the photovoltaic modules and it is connected to the probes for measuring environmental parameters (irradiation and temperature). SOLAR300N is connected upstream and downstream of the inverter in order to acquire the electric parameters (continuous power and alternating power). The synchronisation between the two units guarantees the necessary contemporaneity of measurements, the two separate and independent units make measurements comfortable and safe. The instrument can be interfaced with accessory MPP300, which extends the characteristics of SOLAR300N by enabling recordings on single-phase and three-phase, single-string and multi-string (up to three strings), single-inverter and multi-inverter photovoltaic systems (therefore also in three-phase systems provided with three single-phase inverters).