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.

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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 300+ 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.

PVEL lab solar inspection

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 300+ 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

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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.

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Join Our Product Qualification Program

PVEL Product Qualification Programs (PQP) give manufacturers access to our global network of developers, investors, and installers. Start leveraging our network to grow your business and drive adoption of your products.

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PVEL Product Qualification Programs (PQP) give manufacturers access to our global network of developers, investors, and installers. Start leveraging our network to grow your business and drive adoption of your products.

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

Download the PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Our first annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard was published back in 2014. Our Scorecards are the most comprehensive PV module benchmarking reports available to the public.

Results are based on comprehensive extended reliability and performance analyses of over 300 different Bills of Material (BOMs) from 50+ manufacturers. Our data comes from nearly ten years of independent testing in the lab and the field.

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2018 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Download the PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Our first annual PV Module Reliability Scorecard was published back in 2014. Our Scorecards are the most comprehensive PV module benchmarking reports available to the public.

Results are based on comprehensive extended reliability and performance analyses of over 300 different Bills of Material (BOMs) from 50+ manufacturers. Our data comes from nearly ten years of independent testing in the lab and the field.

2018 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Hear from our clients and partners

PVEL has provided consistent, reliable support to Origis Energy over the years through their Product Qualification Program and Batch Testing to ensure a high-level of confidence in the quality and reliability of our chosen solar modules. Their services were instrumental for technical diligence for our financing partners across multiple utility scale solar projects. We look forward to continuing our relationship with PVEL.

Michael FosterDirector - Procurement, Origis

As a downstream partner to PVEL, I know their product qualification programs and reports are tremendously valuable. Their team works tirelessly and with integrity to illuminate the risk in PV module procurement for a variety of applications, whether it be for a modest 4kW residential system or a 500MW utility-scale project.

Itai SuezSr. Solar Project Engineering Manager, EDP Renewables North America LLC

PVEL's Product Qualification Program provides great comparative insights into different manufacturers’ performance and product reliability; the results serve as a valuable tool to inform Sunrun’s procurement strategy.

Dirk MorbitzerDirector Strategic Sourcing, Sunrun

For the past ten years, REC has relied on PVEL as our third party lab of choice. PVEL's independent reports introduce REC to a broad network of potential clients and provide our customers with the validation data they need to invest in REC technology.

George McClellanTechnical Sales Manager, REC

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