Tougher than any everyday life – PV module testing

At IBC SOLAR, we have placed our main focus on quality. For many years now, IBC SOLAR has been subjecting every module in its portfolio to rigorous, multi-stage quality tests. In this case, we have gone even one step further and test our modules in conjunction with our assembly systems. Only this way, can we guarantee maximum safety and the best possible quality. Where do these tests take place? In the new PV test laboratory SUNLAB.

Focus on PV quality and function

Photovoltaic modules are exposed to a wide range of effects. No matter whether due to weather conditions, production or wear and tear. The SUNLAB tests photovoltaic modules and components in an area of around 250 square metres on the basis of professional and standardised test methods. Here, we examine in detail whether the products keep what they promise.

The magical seven

This is the number of test steps the modules and components go through. These include quality tests such as a mechanical stress test to simulate wind and snow loads, a test in the so-called flasher to determine the performance of the module, an electroluminescence measurement to detect even hair-fine cracks in modules, and a climatic chamber test that simulates temperature fluctuations.  Customers and specialist partners benefit equally from these tests, because they rely on precise facts. This way, customers and premium partners both benefit from maximum security in terms of warranty, guarantee, recourse and of course quality.

Experience SUNLAB live

This is possible with a virtual tour of the PV test laboratory as part of our IBC SOLAR Highlights 2020 page. In our webinar, laboratory manager Florian Spinler takes you through the SUNLAB laboratory and explains the individual test procedures. An exclusive insight that is well worth it! When does the webinar take place? On 06.08. at 4:00 p.m. and also on 17.09. at 4:00 p.m. More information as well as registration can be found here.  

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