Solmetric, a manufacturer of solar test and measurement equipment, has raised $250,000 in a round of angel financing, VentureWire reports today (sub required).

The company, based in Bolinas, Calif., just north of San Francisco, was founded by Willard MacDonald, a former senior design engineer at Agilent Technologies, in late 2005. It aims to make the installation process more efficient.

From the piece:

The company sells its sensing and light metering product for around $1355, MacDonald said. Currently, the company has approximately 200 customers, mainly in California, he said, but MacDonald expects that number to increase. There are roughly 2,000 solar installers in the U.S., he said, and all of them are potential customers.

The company’s Web site says MacDonald holds 7 patents for new technologies in the test and measurement field.