PVEL is the leading independent lab for the global downstream PV industry

We’re the experts in extended reliability and performance testing for solar PV and storage technology. Our mission is to support the worldwide PV buyer community by generating data that accelerates adoption of solar technology.

Meet Our TeamThe PVEL Story

PVEL is the leading independent lab for the global downstream PV industry

We’re the experts in extended reliability and performance testing for solar PV and storage technology. Our mission is to support the worldwide PV buyer community by generating data that accelerates adoption of solar technology.

independent pv testing lab

PVEL stands out as an independent test lab

 
 

Global Network

We work with 300+ downstream partners representing over 30 GW of annual buying power in every major solar market worldwide. Our network includes developers, EPC firms, financial institutions and insurance companies who use PVEL’s data and reports to inform their technology strategies.

 
 

Deep Experience

PVEL was the first lab to recognize the importance of independent product testing for PV equipment buyers. We pioneered extended reliability and performance testing to meet their needs. Our team leverages nearly a decade of unique data sets – more than any other independent lab.

 
 

Market-driven

We’re the only solar technology lab that designs test programs in direct response to feedback from PV equipment buyers. Our team continuously innovates and refines our test programs as technology advances, components change, and buyer needs evolve.

 
 

Comprehensive Services

We can evaluate the performance and reliability of every component in a solar power project to yield critical data that support commercial transactions. Thanks to our state-of-the-art labs, grid-connected outdoor testbeds, field testing expertise and global partnerships, we provide truly comprehensive services.

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PVEL is the leading independent lab of the downstream solar industry

independent pv testing lab

Global Network

We work with 300+ downstream partners representing over 30 GW of annual buying power in every major solar market worldwide. Our network includes developers, EPC firms, financial institutions and insurance companies who use PVEL’s data and reports to inform their technology strategies.

Deep Experience

PVEL was the first lab to recognize the importance of independent product testing for PV equipment buyers. We pioneered extended reliability and performance testing to meet their needs. Our team leverages nearly a decade of unique data sets – more than any other independent lab.

Market-driven

We’re the only solar technology lab that designs test programs in direct response to feedback from PV equipment buyers. Our team continuously innovates and refines our test programs as technology advances, components change, and buyer needs evolve.

Comprehensive Services

We can evaluate the performance and reliability of every component in a solar power project to yield critical data that support commercial transactions. Thanks to our state-of-the-art labs, grid-connected outdoor testbeds, field testing expertise and global partnerships, we provide truly comprehensive services.

Meet our leadership team

Jenya Meydbray

Chief Executive Officer

Tara Doyle

Chief Commercial Officer

Ryan Desharnais

Chief Technical Officer

Chris Faith

Chief Operations Officer

Jenya Meydbray

Jenya Meydbray

Chief Executive Officer

Tara Doyle

Tara Doyle

Chief Commercial Officer

Ryan Desharnais

Ryan Desharnais

Chief Technical Officer

Chris Faith

Chris Faith

Chief Operations Officer

The PV Evolution Labs Story

When global solar deployment began to accelerate in the early 2000s, most PV equipment buyers assumed that module reliability was consistent from manufacturer to manufacturer.

They relied on 25-year power warranties to protect their investments. Few predicted the volatility that now characterizes the PV manufacturing landscape.

At that time, Jenya Meydbray was a Reliability Engineer for one of the world’s largest project developers. The tests that he conducted told a very different story: Modules composed of different materials behave differently, especially after accelerated testing.

In 2010, Jenya started PV Evolution Labs – also known as PVEL – to create and share this valuable data with the greater solar industry. He knew that better data was the key to building investor confidence in solar, which was critical to adoption of PV technology.

In 2014, PVEL was acquired by DNV GL, an energy services provider. Under DNV GL, the lab began testing balance-of-systems components and operating systems. PVEL grew its network of downstream partners to span every major market worldwide.

In 2019, PV Evolution Labs re-launched from DNV GL as PVEL. This has positioned our company for strategic growth and rapid response to the fast-changing technology landscape. As an independent lab, we will continue to create data that matters to the global solar industry.

Let’s talk

Schedule a meeting with a PVEL technology expert to learn more and join our global network.

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