03 Jan '13, 7pm

A More Realistic Take on Solar Module Testing

A More Realistic Take on Solar Module Testing

PV module test facilities generally begin with procedures certifying that modules meet IEC or UL standards. PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) , a small facility that began doing module evaluation in 2010, has been referring manufacturers seeking certification to other labs . “We have the capability and will start offering the service soon,” explained PVEL CEO Jenya Meydbray, “but it is not a strategic focus.” PVEL’s focus, Meydbray said, is the downstream PV market. “The needs of bankers and developers are different than those of manufacturers. They want more than just raw data test reports. They need higher-level advisory services.” Advisory services are a PVEL differentiator, Meydbray said, setting it apart from more established testing labs. PVEL’s testing may be different from the bankability testing described by Renewable Energy Testing Center and Intertek representatives in t...

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