Seaward Solar put Solar Racing Team in Pole Position - 6th January 2020

 WHEN a group of students needed a solution for testing their solar powered car, Seaward was happy to support the unique project. The solar testing expert donated vital equipment which allows the team to run tests on the car’s individual solar modules and the final installation. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE)’s Solar Car Team has raced its… Read More »

An Open Letter To Solar PV Legislators - 14th May 2019

 Dear Sir, Madam, The International Energy Industry predict that by the year 2020 global solar PV capacity will reach 403GW and this has been greatly welcomed by the international solar community. It shows that solar photovoltaics are a priority energy source for the world and that governments the world over are committed to cleaner energy production at the lowest… Read More »

Why Solar STC is not always STC... - 11th April 2019

 In our industry it is universally accepted that STC (Standard Test Conditions) for a solar PV module are 1000W/2 of solar irradiance, 25C cell temperature and a light spectrum that closely simulates sunlight at AM 1.5G It reality, it is often found that during the manufacturing process the STC requirements are not diligently met by internal quality control. This can be… Read More »

Standardizing Solar PV System Documentation and Verification - 22nd March 2019

 Bringing safety to the forefront... International concern regarding the safety and quality of PV system installations is growing. Incorrectly installed or commissioned systems can create a fire hazard or even increase the risk of electrocution. Consider the well-documented “thermal event” that occurred in Bakersfield, California, on April 5, 2009 (see… Read More »

Latest fire incident reinforces calls for solar safety and testing - 8th February 2019

 ELECTRICAL test equipment manufacturer Seaward is making renewed calls for better safety standards after a faulty solar panel caused a fire which destroyed a home and left a man in hospital. The fire, which broke out at a house in Hampshire, is thought to have been caused by an electrical fault in a solar panel. The episode has brought the technology’s safety… Read More »

TLC Integrations Systems Upgrades to a Seaward PV210 Solar Test Kit - 7th January 2019

 When TLC Integration Systems needed to upgrade its PV testing methods, Seaward’s PV210 provided the ideal solution. TLC Integration Systems, based in Sparks, Nevada (NV), provides quality solutions to organisations such as businesses, schools and plants to ensure they are optimizing their power use. With six customers with three megawatts solar production,… Read More »

Changing the way we talk about Rigel Medical - 21st November 2018

Changing the way we talk about Rigel Medical We would like to share with you an exciting change regarding Rigel Medical. For nearly 20 of Rigel's 36 years, Rigel has been proud to be part of the Seaward Group, which manufactures and supplies our products across the globe. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of electrical testing equipment, Seaward is continuously striving to develop the very best… Read More »

SafeTest99 launches in the USA - 1st September 2017

Introducing new electrical safety analyzer with patient lead testing We’ve launched our latest electrical safety analyzer in the USA, which is ideal for the testing of medical and laboratory equipment. The SafeTest 99 offers accurate, high-current, low-energy ground continuity testing to provide users with fast and precise readings, with tests carried out in accordance… Read More »

Rigel Medical test equipment takes to the seas on hospital ship - 4th July 2017

Rigel Medical has supplied medical test equipment to a global charity which delivers healthcare services on-board the world's largest private hospital ship. The company supplied various biomedical test equipment to aid the humanitarian efforts of the international charity Mercy Ships. Along with the Multi-Flow Infusion analyzer, electrical safety analyzers, patient… Read More »
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