International PV Quality Assurance Task Force

The International Photovoltaic Quality Assurance Task Force (PVQAT) is leading efforts to develop standards with three primary goals:

  1. Provide comparative information about the relative durability of photovoltaic (PV) modules when exposed to a variety of stresses, giving solar customers 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.
  3. Establish capability to issue PV system certifications.

PVQAT 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 PVQAT is available.

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Supporting Organizations

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

Advisory Board