SUPSI PVLab offers a series of tests ranging from electrical to mechanical characterization, including accelerated aging and energy yield tests. These tests are divided in three main categories: Characterization, Safety and Reliability.
Type of tests
The precise electric characterization of emerging PV technologies is one of the most important procedures for the activities of the SUPSI PVLab. This consists in the evaluation of power performance in different environmental conditions providing insights for energy forecasting.
SUPSI PVLab runs all the necessary tests to grant product safety. Going beyond standard procedures, the lab also develops innovative approaches to test new technologies in the frame of research projects.
This is a major requirement to grant sustainable production of energy. The activities of this subject go from indoor accelerated environmental testing to outdoor aging and monitoring of PV modules and systems.
SUPSI PVLab can verify the compliance of PV modules to different standard requirements from CE marking for market entry to the IEC certification for a complete verification of the product quality.
Laboratory accreditation in compliance with the ISO 17025 standard guarantees the quality of the results obtained, ensuring precision and independence of judgement. SAS (Swiss Accreditation Service) inspectors visit the laboratory every 18 months, certifying the procedures and fostering a process of continuous improvement.