SUPSI PVLab is the only Swiss laboratory accredited for testing PV modules according to international and national standards. Further to services, we have strong research activities with focus on precise characterization, accelerated testing and outdoor monitoring of innovative technologies, in order to increase the quality of PV products and systems on the market.
Our mission is to accelerate the transition to reliable and environmentally sustainable energy systems. We develop innovative approaches to intelligent energy management and to photovoltaic systems quality. We facilitate their implementation in the built environment. We promote the knowledge transfer to industry, professionals and younger generation.
Photovoltaic: Made to last. The 40 years of the TISO PV plant
In May 1982, led by the tireless Mario Camani, was installed Europe’s first grid-connected photovoltaic system on the roof of our historical headquarters in Lugano-Trevano, consisting of 288 modules with monocrystalline silicon cells with a power output of 10 kW: the Ticino Solare (TISO) PV plant.
ISAAC – Institute of applied sustainability to the built environment
ISAAC is part of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI). The institute offers services in the areas of renewable energy, rational use of energy and energy efficiency. It also includes the renovation and maintenance of buildings and energy planning at a local and regional level, taking as criteria the environment, economy and society…