Mobile Photovoltaic (PV) Field Testing
Our Mobile PV Testcenter provides solution for photovoltaic (PV) module testing in the field
Underperforming PV modules can bring down the energy output of a whole solar installation, but shipping modules out for testing can risk further damage and be time-consuming. As part of our full suite of Renewable Energy Field Services, Intertek offers a comprehensive on-site testing solution with our Mobile PV Testcenter. No shipping necessary—the lab comes to you.
This mobile testing laboratory, launched in conjunction with the Center for the Evaluation of Clean Energy Technology (CECET), is the first in North America. Its expertly developed capabilities offer solar system site owners and operators the ability to identify, evaluate, and replace underperforming modules on site, at the installation.
The Mobile PV Testcenter provides in-depth analysis in the field for:
- electroluminescence inspection
- IV-curve measurement using a LED flash simulator
- infrared imaging
- and more
The accuracy of the testing and measurement is designed and optimized for the requirements of on-site PV module assessment, offering immediate combined system measurement.
In addition to the capabilities offered by the Mobile PV Testcenter, Intertek provides solution-oriented testing services and programs for PV modules and solar products, including certification. Our electrical safety testing and certification services can help you meet requirements for standards including:
- ANSI/UL 1703
- ANSI/UL 1741
- CSA22.2 No 107.1
- many other PV standards, including IEC 61215, IEC 61646, IEC 61730-1, and IEC 61730-2
In North America, Intertek is accredited by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory (NRTL), the California Energy Commission (CEC), and the Standards Council (SCC) of Canada.
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