Test set-up for bifacial modules

To calibrate bifacial modules, the most important yield-relevant properties are determined in the newly developed test set-up. Bifacial modules are able to utilize light from both sides and therefore increase the electric yield of PV Power Plants.

Calibration at CalLab PV Modules

For manufacturers and investors, it is crucial to know precisely the performance of their modules. The measurement uncertainty for calibration of PV modules stands at unprecedented 1.3%.

Calibration and performance testing of bifacial modules

To characterize bifacial modules, the most important yield-relevant properties are determined in the newly developed test set-up. Bifacial modules are able to utilize light from both sides and therefore increase the electric yield of PV Power Plants.

WPVS Reference Cell

Reference cell developed according to the international standards of the World PV Scale (WPVS).

Module Calibration

Services

PV Module Calibration

PV module calibration to determine the I / V characteristic and electrical parameters under standard test conditions (STC).

Quality Check of Module Batches

The precise measurements of module charges increase the probability of the expected return on investment of PV power plants.

Reference Cells

Our high efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells guarantee the most precise and long-term stable reference cells.

PV Module Monitoring

For accurate long-term performance testing of PV modules in outdoor operation, CalLab PV Modules is offering a newly developed data acquisition system.

Training, Workshops and Customized Support

Our accredited calibration laboratory, CalLab PV Modules, unites the highest level of scientific know-how with cutting-edge measurement technology. Renowned module manufacturers, EPCs and investors with the highest quality requirements are among our clients, all of whom value our longstanding experience and global reputation in the field of module calibration and performance testing.

We offer expertise ranging from precisely calibrating single cells and modules through to complex, customized tasks, such as accurately calibrating bifacial modules. With an uncertainty range of just 1.3 %, our measurement accuracy under standard test conditions outranks that of our international competitors while our quality assurance services go far beyond. We provide support for full calibration of modules in accordance with the energy rating standard IEC 61853-1 and for quality benchmarking with individual testing procedures.

Our goal is to gain a detailed understanding of our clients’ requirements and offer tailored solutions.

In our accredited Lab CalLab PV Modules at Fraunhofer ISE, we offer a comprehensive range of services in the field of Module Calibration and Performance Testing.

Selected Research Projects

 

CPV-Match

Development of a standard to determine the rated power of CPV modules

 

Evaluation PID

Modules and Power Plants

Brochure and Flyer: Module Calibration

Brochure: Calibration and Performance Testing of Photovoltaic Modules

Flyer: Bifacial PV Modules – Characterization and Simulation

Current publications - Module Calibration

 

YearTitle/AuthorDocument Type
2017Angle dependence of solar cells and modules: The role of cell texturization
Geisemeyer, I.; Tucher, N.; Müller, B.; Steinkemper, H.; Hohl-Ebinger, J.; Schubert, M.C.; Warta, W.
Journal Article
2017Measurement and GIS-based spatial modelling of copper corrosion in different environments in Europe
Slamova, K.; Koehl, M.
Journal Article
2016Dos and Don'ts of Submitting a Proposal: Presentation held at Horizon 2020 Energy Virtual Info Day 2016, Brussels, Belgium, 20.09.2016-20.09.2016
Philipps, S.
Presentation
2015Realistic yield expectations for bifacial PV systems - an assessment of announced, predicted and observed benefits
Reise, C.; Schmid, A.
Conference Paper
This publication list has been generated from the publication database Fraunhofer-Publica.