International PV Quality Assurance Task Force

The International Photovoltaic (PV) Quality Assurance (QA) Task Force is leading efforts to develop standards with two primary goals:

  1. Develop a QA rating system that provides comparative information about the relative durability of PV modules when exposed to a variety of stresses. This provides PV customers with a baseline for improving the accuracy of quantitative PV lifetime predictions.
  2. Create a guideline for factory inspections of the QA system used during manufacturing.

The PV QA Task Force includes the following Task Groups. More information is available on each group's progress and current status.

To volunteer for any of these Task Groups, please contact the leader directly or request access to the website at

Additional information on the forum is available.

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Supporting Organizations

United States Department of Energy (DOE)
European Commission DG JRC

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