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PVEL and QE-Labs to Offer Exclusive Drone EL Inspection Services to the U.S. Solar Market

EL imaging is a powerful inspection method that can reveal defects and microcracks in solar cells inside a photovoltaic (PV) module. It is widely used as a quality control tool in PV manufacturing. For years, PVEL has used a manual daytime EL tester to perform field EL inspection of over 2 GW of underperforming or damaged PV systems. Currently, EL imaging is only performed on a sample basis due to the speed and cost limitations of manual inspection technologies. With this new agreement, PVEL will expand its field testing services to perform faster inspection of large-scale solar assets.

“We are impressed with the technology from QE-Labs, which has performed the world’s largest EL inspection in Singapore with a much faster and more cost effective solution than what is available on the market today.” said Jenya Meydbray, CEO of PVEL. “Leveraging this proprietary technology, PVEL is excited to bring this innovative autonomous drone EL solution to the downstream solar community in the United States”

The collaboration between QE-Labs and PVEL will provide project developers, asset owners and investors with a comprehensive testing service that will help ensure quality assurance and quality control of solar PV power plants throughout their life cycle. 25 year life.

EL drone imaging services can help:

  • Identification and evaluation for an insurance and/or warranty claim for damaged and/or underperforming PV modules.
  • Technical due diligence before the transaction or rental of photovoltaic assets.
  • Initial Site Acceptance Test (SAT) to exclude physically damaged PV modules caused by improper execution.
  • Detect early failures before the Defect Liability Period (DLP) expires, including PV modules excessively degraded by Induced Light (LID).
  • Annual PV module quality checks to closely monitor up to 100% of the PV system.

“With established success in our home market, we are ready to roll out our autonomous drone solution to more regional markets to support the growth of the global PV industry. This collaboration with PVEL is QE-Labs’ first step towards global expansion based on our drone-based data-as-a-service business model,” said Dr. WANG Yan, CEO of QE-Labs. “Together with our partners, QE-Labs will establish a global service network allowing our customers to use the innovative autonomous drone EL inspection anytime and anywhere. As global PV installations pass the 1 terawatt milestone, we hope these innovative services can help drive new investment and the expansion of solar PV projects around the world. »

About PV Evolution Labs (PVEL)

PVEL is the leading independent laboratory for the downstream solar and energy storage market and a member of the Kiwa group. As a pioneer in bankability testing, PVEL has accumulated over a decade of measured reliability and performance data for photovoltaic and storage equipment. Today, PVEL provides developers, investors and asset owners with a suite of technical services to mitigate risk, optimize financing and improve system performance throughout the project lifecycle. PVEL’s flagship product qualification programs for photovoltaic modules, inverters and energy storage systems connect manufacturers to a global network of more than 400 downstream partners representing more than 30 gigawatts of annual purchasing power.

About Quantified Energy Labs Pte Ltd

Quantified Energy Labs Pte Ltd (QE-Labs) is a Singapore deep technology spin-off company based at the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (SERIS) at national university of singapore (NEW). QE-Labs develops and markets aerial solar solutions for the photovoltaic industry to support its customers in the life cycle management of photovoltaic assets, which covers the design, construction, commissioning and operation phases. and maintenance of photovoltaic systems.

For more information, contact:

Ashley FallonMarketing at PVEL, [email protected]
Dr WANG Yan, CEO and co-founder of QE-Labs, [email protected]