Comparative Energy Yield Program North America’s First Energy-Yield Bankability Program Photovoltaic modules must undergo qualification certification to enter the market. This qualification ensures that basic safety and reliability testing standards are met but does not provide information on real-world operational performance. How will these modules perform in the field, under real-world conditions? The Comparative Energy Yield program offers real-world, outdoor monitoring of small PV arrays to compare actual module operational performance in various environmental conditions. This first of its kind program is a partnership between three module test labs—PV Evolution Labs, TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Lab, and Celestica—and the leading renewable energy news and content source, Greentech Media.
program features »» Three test sites in three different climates, per IEC 60721-2-1:
extremely warm dry: Tempe, Arizona warm temperate: Davis, California cold temperate: Toronto, Ontario »» Identical ~3kW system at each location »» Live result streaming on GreentechMedia.com »» Top 50% manufacturers named, bottom 50% remain anonymous In addition to the live streaming results, an end-of-year report will provide a detailed assessment of individual array performance relative to competitors from each test site. This program is open to both thin-film and crystalline silicon technologies.
The program’s comparative analytics on the Greentech Media website; the site receives over 700,000 views a month
To participate in the Comparative Energy Yield program, contact Jenya Meydbray at firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill Shisler at email@example.com, or Craig Hamilton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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in providing product lifecycle solutions for our customers in the renewable energy market. Through our simplified global operations network and information technology platform, we are solid partners who deliver informed, flexible solutions that enable our customers to succeed in the markets they serve. Committed to providing a truly differentiated customer experience, our agile and adaptive employees share a proud history of demonstrated expertise and creativity that provides our customers with the ability to overcome complex challenges. www.celestica.com
Headquartered in Berkeley, CA, PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) was founded on the principle that understanding solar module performance and aging behavior through rigorous testing is fundamental to reducing risk in solar investments. PVEL enables realizing the benefits of good design. www.pvel.com
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TÜV Rheinland is the world’s leading testing service provider for the solar industry, first performing laboratory-scale technical testing of solar components in 1985. TÜV Rheinland’s network of solar industry experts now comprises over 200 specialists in eight laboratories worldwide. As a global market leader for the testing and certification of solar systems, TÜV Rheinland operates test laboratories in Tempe, Ariz., US; Bangalore, India; Gyeongsan, Korea; Cologne, Germany; Osaka and Yokohama, Japan; Shanghai, China; and Taichung, Taiwan. Worldwide, more than 500 manufacturers of photovoltaic products choose to receive their independent testing services from TÜV Rheinland. The company’s specialists not only test modules and components, but also develop new testing methods, collaborate on research and development projects for the use of solar energy and assist customers with construction of solar power plants. www.tuv.com/us/ptl