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PV Module Index: How to Identify the Most Reliable, Highest Performing, Quality Product
C. Kedir, C. Beitel
Photovoltaic Modules and BoS Components
Subtopic: PV Module Design, Manufacture, Performance and Reliability
Event: 36th European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition
Session: 4AV.2.32
1204 - 1208
ISBN: 3-936338-60-4
Paper DOI: 10.4229/EUPVSEC20192019-4AV.2.32
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What are the best PV modules and who are the most trusted manufacturing partners? This question is as relevant as ever, as the Solar PV industry continues to pursue advances in technology, and as many different manufacturers offer competing products, while customers and financial services companies work to discern which products are the most reliable, highest performing and best quality. Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC) has spent nearly a decade providing third-party testing of thousands of different solar modules for certification, accelerated reliability characterization and detailed performance analysis. Now, RETC is releasing its first annual “PV Module Index,” a report that uses the company’s database of results from PV module testing to identify the highest-ranking PV modules and their manufacturers, from among 17 of the highest-achieving manufacturers and their modules that RETC tests. The report is the PV industry’s first annual ranking that evaluates module Reliability and Performance, and Quality practices of the manufacturers. This paper summarizes the PV Module Index, which shows the results of module tests including: Reliability indicators, Performance indicators, Quality indicators.