A solar-powered future depends on data that matters today

We turn assumptions about solar PV equipment and system performance into quantifiable metrics. Our data drives solar power adoption worldwide.

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A solar-powered future depends on data that matters today

We turn assumptions about solar PV equipment and system performance into quantifiable metrics. Our data drives solar power adoption worldwide.

PVEL is the leading independent lab of the downstream solar industry.

Our bankability testing and data-driven reports connect manufacturers with a global network of PV equipment buyers and investors.

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We’re global

Our 400+ downstream partners are located in every major market and represent 30+GW of annual buying power

We’re experienced

We pioneered extended reliability and performance testing for the downstream market

We’re market-driven

Our team continuously refines our test programs as technology advances and market needs evolve

We’re comprehensive

We evaluate every aspect of a solar PV project from components to operating systems

PVEL is the leading independent lab of the downstream solar industry.

Our bankability testing and data-driven reports connect manufacturers with a global network of PV equipment buyers and investors.

Learn More

We’re global

Our 400+ downstream partners are located in every major market and represent 30+GW of annual buying power

We’re experienced

We pioneered extended reliability and durability testing for the downstream market

We’re market-driven

Our team continuously refines our test programs as technology advances and market needs evolve

We’re comprehensive

We evaluate every aspect of a solar PV project from components to operating systems

Now Online: the 2021 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

A record 26 manufacturers are Top Performers this year.

Explore our Scorecard online to learn which technologies and manufacturers are named in the 7th edition of PVEL’s flagship report.

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PVEL Product Qualification Programs (PQPs) connect manufacturers to a global network of developers, investors, and installers that use our data. From LeTID to backsheet durability, our latest PV module PQP addresses the industry’s top reliability and performance concerns. 
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Why Our Testing Matters

Long-term field data does not exist for solar power plants.

Over 80% of the world’s installed solar capacity has been operating for less than five years. PVEL’s expert, independent lab and field testing creates the data that developers need to procure reliable equipment and forecast system performance. Our testing suite is designed to facilitate project financing.

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Why Our Testing Matters

Long-term field data does not exist for solar power plants.

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Over 80% of the world’s installed solar capacity has been operating for less than five years. PVEL’s expert, independent lab and field testing creates the data that developers need to procure reliable equipment and forecast system performance. Our testing suite is designed to facilitate project financing.

Our Services

We test products from a broad range of module, inverter, storage and racking manufacturers

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