PVEL Strengthens PV Module Tests: Hail, Backsheet Durability Focus
PVEL upgrades Product Qualification Program to provide more data-driven insights into PV module procurement, including UVID, HSS, MSS, LID, DH, LETID, and BDS tests on 600 mills of materials from 70+ manufacturers.
Nov 9, 2023 // Technology, Manufacturing News, PV module, pvel
TOPCon solar modules have good showing in PVEL reliability scorecard
Independent solar testing lap PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) today published its "2023 PV Module Reliability Scorecard," which names 250 model types of PV modules from 35 producers as Top Performers in PVEL's testing, the most in the company's history.
May 23, 2023 // Manufacturing News, pvel, solar module
United States solar remains besieged by underperformance issues as capex costs increasing
Utility-scale solar in the US remains plagued by underperformance issues as capex expenses have actually increased for the "first time in decades".
Jun 15, 2022 // Markets & Finance News, USA, NREL, UTILITY-SCALE SOLAR, BloombergNEF, North America, pvel, kWh Analytics, lss usa, module degradation, p50 estimates
Modules becoming more powerful however witness increasing failure rates in 'year of successes' for PVEL's Module Reliability Scorecard
A total amount of 122 module types from 25 manufacturers have been named as "Top Performers" by PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) in its 2022 Module Reliability Scorecard, with some 'best ever results' in certain classifications as well as even more powerful modules being countered by poor performance in others locations.
May 18, 2022 // Manufacturing News, pv modules, pvel, modules, module failure, module testing, pvel module reliability scorecard
PVEL adds drone EL inspection services to supplying with exclusive QE Labs agreement
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) as well as Quantified Energy Labs (QE Labs) are to provide drone assessment services for the US solar market after the duo authorized an unique agreement.
Apr 1, 2022 // Technology, O&M, pvel, Maintenance, PV Evolution Labs, aerial inspection, drone testing, el testing, electroluminescence inspection, inspection, QE Labs
PVEL launches new hailstorm examination, increases capability with HQ step
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) has released a brand-new hail test for its PV Module Product Qualification Programme (PQP) as well as has actually announced an action of headquarters to Napa, California that sees the independent test lab double its testing capacity.
Oct 15, 2021 // Technology, pvel, Jenya Meydbray, testing labs
PVEL launches crowdsourced inverter testing programme
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) has released a crowdsourced testing programme that will certainly collaborate with solar financiers, developers and property proprietors to evaluate inverters and also does not need supplier involvement.
Oct 1, 2021 // Inverters, Inverters, pvel, testing, kiwa group
Solar module failure rates remain to climb as record variety of makers acknowledged in PVEL Module Reliability Scorecard
A total amount of 117 modules from 26 producers have actually received 'Top Performer' status within PV Evolution Labs' (PVEL) 2021 Module Reliability Scorecard, however the report has actually also highlighted a rise in failing rates within the sector.
May 27, 2021 // Manufacturing News, pvel, junction box failure, module failure, module testing, Ramesh Nair, Cao Bo
Trina Solar ratings 10 'Top Performer' awards in PVEL's '2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard'
' Silicon Module Super League' (SMSL) participant, Trina Solar has actually been identified as a 'Top Performer' in PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) 2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard for the sixth consecutive time, while accumulating 10 'Top Performer' awards with 6 different modules.
May 28, 2020 // Manufacturing News, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, Trina Solar, monocrystalline wafer, mono perc, pvel, DNV GL, Yin Rongfang, pv tech techtalk webinar, Tristan Erion Lorico
Suntech receives 4 'Top Performer' honors in PVEL's '2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard'
China-based PV module producer Suntech has verified it obtained 4 'Top Performer' condition in the PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) '2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard' record that included its mono PERC half-cell module.
May 28, 2020 // Manufacturing News, China, pv modules, Asia, monocrystalline wafer, mono perc, pvel, top performer, DNV GL, Suntech, Vincent Cao, pv tech techtalk webinar
Silfab Solar joins elite group in PVEL's '2020 PV Module Reliability Scorecard'
North America-based PV module manufacturer, Silfab Solar ranked in the tiny group of four suppliers that attained 'Leading Performer' status across PV Development Labs (PVEL) 4 historic component dependability examination programs in this year's 2020 PV Module Dependability Scorecard record.
May 28, 2020 // Manufacturing News, pv modules, monocrystalline wafer, North America, pvel, top performer, DNV GL, silfab solar, Paolo Maccario, Tristan Erion-Lorico
SPI 2019: PVEL and Heliolytics providing disaster response service for solar power plants
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) and Heliolytics have partnered to provide the first comprehensive testing and evaluation services to PV power plant owners and operators when extreme weather and other force majeure events have damaged plants. The partners are launching the service at Solar Power International in Salt Lake City.
Sep 24, 2019 // Manufacturing News, Plants, Large-Scale, Commercial, pv power plants, pv modules, pvel, Jenya Meydbray, heliolytics, argo group, climate crisis, George Schulz, Rob Andrews, micro cracks
Mini series: The evolution of testing
Tara Doyle started her career in the solar energy industry more than 15 years ago, and today serves as the chief commercial officer at PVEL, which claims to be one of the first testing laboratories to focus on bankability for the downstream PV buyer community. The lab serves developers, financiers, O&M companies, asset owners, and insurers.
Sep 1, 2019 // Storage, Inverters, Opinions, California, USA, storage, Inverters, PV module, North America, pvel, DNV GL, Tara Doyle
PVEL adding new solar module testing regimes including backsheet durability and LeTID sensitivity
PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) is including a number of key module reliability tests to its PV Module Product Qualification Program (PQP) that is more responsive to downstream market needs.
Aug 29, 2019 // Manufacturing News, USA, PV Tech, pv modules, c-si manufacturing, North America, pvel, top performer, pv module reliability scorecard, letid, backsheet, microcracks, DNV GL