The Solar Energy Laboratory is an innovative and flexible laboratory specializing in outdoor testing of solar energy, including solar heating and solar electric (PV) systems. The laboratory comprises a separate building with pipe circuits, switchboard with meters, module test rigs and other testing facilities specially designed for testing of components and plants as well as carrying out projects and experiments. The laboratory also holds a test kit for on-site measurements and quality control of solar PV systems.
The Solar Energy Laboratory offers testing of components and complete systems, and the laboratory is equipped for carrying out energy characterization of solar PV modules, solar home systems, PV-T systems as well as storage tanks and solar collectors
We offer certain types of (destructive) testing of the materials used in solar cell modules and solar energy collectors as well as unique testing of components and plants tailored to fit your particular needs.
Our experts and specialists hold an extensive theoretical knowledge and more than 20 years of practical experience.
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We offer consultancy and testing various types of solar energy plants, products and components including:
- Measurement of current-voltage characteristics of solar cell panels or entire plants
- Visual inspection of solar energy collectors and solar cell modules
- Measurement of the emission coefficient of materials
- Thermography of solar PV panels and collectors
- Measurement of electric insulating property using a high-voltage source
- Testing of solar PV modules in climate chamber (85°C and 85% air humidity)
- Examination of documentation of components and plants
- Performance testing of products and components
- Testing of control units and control systems
- Product development and optimization
- Unique test setups and installations
- Field tests including long term data acquisition and analysis
Please contact us for further information about these services and other related enquiries.
Here, you can read more about solar energy, including our activities within the fields of solar heating and solar PV
The price depends on the type of testing; please contact us for a quotation.