Spire’s Spi-Sun Solar Simulator™ to Go to the European Joint Research Center at ISPRA

Spire’s Simulators now used in over 30 test laboratories worldwide & 100’s of manufacturing facilities

BEDFORD, Mass.--()--Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR), a global solar company providing capital equipment and turn-key manufacturing lines to produce photovoltaic (PV) modules, announced today that it will provide the Spi-Sun Simulator™ 4600SLP to the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre in Ispra, Italy (JRC ISPRA). Spi-Sun Simulators are now used in more than thirty testing laboratories around the world to qualify PV modules.

The European Solar Test Installation (ESTI) lab in Ispra, Italy began certifying solar modules almost 20 years ago, based on their own industry standard “Ispra 503”. Eventually this standard was adopted by the International Electro Technical Commission (IEC) as the basis for the crystalline modules standard (IEC 61215), and later as the thin-film modules standard (IEC 61646).

Roger G. Little, Chairman and CEO of Spire Corporation, said, “With a Class AAA rating, Spire’s Simulators have become the industry standard for PV module testing, as demonstrated by utilization in over thirty test labs worldwide. Our proprietary method of controlling the Simulator's pulse length, its large irradiance range, and its superior spectral control provide test labs with a powerful tool for assessing PV module performance during development or qualification. Spire’s Simulators are also ideally suited for production manufacturing environments, and there are currently hundreds used in manufacturing facilities throughout the world.”

About JRC ISPRA

Located in Ispra, Italy, the Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) is one of the institutes that comprise the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. In conjunction with the JRC mission, IES seeks to provide “customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of European Union policies.”

About Spire Corporation

Spire Corporation is a global solar company providing capital equipment and turn-key production lines to manufacture PV modules. To learn more about Spire Corporation, visit www.SpireCorp.com or email PR@SpireCorp.com.

Certain matters described in this press release may be forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk of dependence on market growth, competition and dependence on government agencies and other third parties for funding contract research and services, as well as other factors described in the Company's Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contacts

Spire Corporation
Roger G. Little, 781-275-6000
Chairman & CEO
PR@SpireCorp.com

Contacts

Spire Corporation
Roger G. Little, 781-275-6000
Chairman & CEO
PR@SpireCorp.com