photovoltaic module testing News

  • Quality standard of the network of excellence DERlab for outdoor tests allows reliable benchmarking of photovoltaic modules

    At a workshop of the conference of the International Solar Energy Society in Kassel, Germany, leading research institutes from Europe and the USA adopted a new draft for an outdoor test standard for photovoltaic modules yesterday. Using this standard, the project partners of the Network of Excellence DERlab (Distributed Energy Resources Laboratory) internationally unify long-term measurements of ...


    By DERlab

  • Europe-wide standardised outdoor tests for PV modules

    The Fraunhofer IWES in Kassel, Germany and the association DERlab e.V. are presenting for the first time Europe-wide stan-dardised outdoor tests for PV modules at the world’s largest so-lar energy conference EU PVSEC. Module manufacturers sell their products all over the world. And yet, since unified standards are lacking, a location-specific, direct product comparison has not been possible. ...


    By Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

  • Astronergy PV Modules Passed PID Test

    Chint/Astronergy announced that its mono- and polycrystalline modules have passed the Potential Induced Degradation (PID) test conducted by TUV Rheinland. The test results illustrated the good performance and high reliability of Astronergy PV modules. PID is an effect that leads to significant power output decline of PV modules under the condition of negative bias voltage, high temperature and ...


    By Astronergy

  • Siemens HCPV Module Partner Semprius Achieves World Record for Photovoltaic Module Efficiency

    The solar company Semprius, in which Siemens has invested as a strategic partner in June 2011, achieved a world record for photovoltaic module efficiency of 33.9 percent. This result was externally certified after measurement under standard test conditions at the Instituto de Energia Solar (IES) ...


    By Siemens Energy, Inc.

  • Suntech Modules Excel in Independent PID Test

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 31, 2012/PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's largest producer of solar panels, today announced that its Wd poly, Wd mono and Ve poly series modules are highly resistant to potential-induced degradation (PID) as confirmed in recent tests performed by the Association for Electrical, Electronic and Information Technologies (VDE), one of ...

  • Building Integrated Photovoltaics

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Building Integrated Photovoltaics ...


    By ReportLinker

  • TÜV Rheinland at the Intersolar: growing quality requirements for module manufacturers and at photovoltaic power plants

    Experts from the leading test service provider in the solar industry at the Intersolar Europe 2012, Hall A5, Stand 253 of the Neue Messe München, 13 to 15 June 2012 / Defining quality anew: Solar industry transformation continues / One-stop testing for manufacturers: global access in module testing and certification Module price decline and overcapacity, changed subsidy policies and investor ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • PV Evolution Labs Introduces New Soiling Measurement System for Solar Photovoltaic Modules

    North America’s premier PV module testing lab, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL), today introduced a new Soiling Station program for measurement of power and energy loss due to module soiling in the field. ...


    By PV Evolution Labs

  • Photovoltaic Module Standard Proposed by ASTM To Focus on Issues of Durability and Functional Service Life

    Standards relating to the performance of photovoltaic (PV) modules have historically focused on initial qualification testing and not issues of durability and functional service life. Subcommittee E44.09 on Photovoltaic Electric Power Conversion is now working on a proposed new standard that will cover these long-term issues: ASTM WK25362, Practice for Photovoltaic Module Reliability Assessment. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Solarbuzz: Solar Module Price Cuts Stimulate Massive Growth in US Photovoltaic Project Pipeline

    Large cuts in factory gate module prices over the summer have resulted in a significant increase in photovoltaic (PV) project development activity in the US. After standing at 17 gigawatts (GW) two months ago, the US non-residential ...


  • Stion’s “Simply Better” CIGS Module passes ‘Thresher’ test

    Stion Corporation is proud to announce their “Simply Better” CIGS module has successfully passed the ‘Thresher’ test performed at the Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC), in Fremont, CA. The Thresher test is intended to simulate at least 25 years of real world exposure to evaluate long term durability and performance. Harsh conditions induced over a six month period expose ...


    By Stion

  • JinkoSolar Modules Pass PID Test at 65 Degrees Celsius

    JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. ("JinkoSolar" or the "Company") (NYSE: JKS), a leading global solar power product manufacturer, today announced that the Company's modules passed potential induced degradation (PID) testing conducted by TUV-SUD and the Canadian Standards Association(CSA). During the testing period, solar modules were exposed to 1,000 volts of negative socket voltage under the ...

  • New Solar Photovoltaic Plant in Fort Irwin

    Last week, Soitec announced it has signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Defense as part of its certification program technologies conducive to environmental protection ESTCP (U.S. Department of Defense’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program). The contract is for a 1 MW solar project at Fort Irwin, California. The U.S. Department of Defense conducts tests at ...


    By Greenshine New Energy LLC

  • U.S., China Cooperate to Promote Photovoltaic Industry

    The Second U.S. - China Renewable Energy Industries Forum will be held on September 19th-20th in Washington D.C. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) - a member of the Energy Cooperation Program (ECP) and a world leader in product safety testing and certification, standards development and research - and China General Certification Center (CGC), the ...


    By UL LLC

  • UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Photovoltaic Panels

    The following is a notification from UL to Authorities Having Jurisdiction, distributors, installers and users that the photovoltaic panels identified below bear counterfeit UL Marks for the United States and Canada . The photovoltaic (solar) panels have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these photovoltaic panels comply with UL's safety ...


    By UL LLC

  • BELECTRIC setting new standards with organic photovoltaics

    BELECTRIC, the global market leader (2010 & 2011) in the development and construction of ground-mounted solar power plants and roof-mounted photovoltaic systems, has taken over Konarka Technologies GmbH. The group was the leading manufacturer of “Power Plastic,” a thin, film-like organic photovoltaic material with a low weight and a wide range of uses. The German subsidiary of the ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • ReportsnReports - Encapsulation and Flexible Substrates for Thin-Film Photovoltaics

    Encapsulation and Flexible Substrates for Thin-Film Photovoltaics  Encapsulation and Flexible Substrates for Thin-Film Photovoltaics - The high sensitivity to air and water vapor of thin-film PV (TFPV) is a factor that increasingly retards the market for ...


  • Yingli Green Energy´s Multicrystalline PV Module Passes TUV SUD´s PID Test

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," today announced that its multicrystalline PV ...

  • China Sunergy Modules Pass TUV

    China Sunergy Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: CSUN) ("China Sunergy" or the "Company"), a specialized solar cell and module manufacturer, today announced that its solar modules passed the potential induced degradation test ("PID test") conducted by TUV Rheinland Group, an internationally recognized certification authority which provides neutral test reports and certificates to a wide range of products and ...


    By China Sunergy

  • Yingli Green Energy`s Multicrystalline PV Modules Excel in Intertek`s Potential Induced Degradation Test

    Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar", today announced that its multicrystalline PV modules successfully passed the Potential Induced Degradation (PID) test conducted by ...

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