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Nondestructive and Fast Spectral Response Measurements for PV Modules
This LED-based pulse quantum efficiency (QE) system enables NREL to measure the spectral response of PV modules quickly and reliably, without the need to individually tab cells. And it offers a custom map of spectral response at different locations. To learn more, read our blog.
Capabilities and Accreditations
Expertise, precision, and fast turnaround times from a globally recognized PV testing team
Testing and certification for cell and module measurements and primary reference cell calibrations
PV Calibrations Blog
Check out the latest updates from the PV Cell and Device Performance Group! Questions and feedback are always welcome
We have a long history of accurately measuring and tracking the efficiencies and performance of photovoltaic devices.
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Technology-Specific Cell Efficiency Charts
Single-junction gallium arsenide cells
Principal Investigator, Cell and Module Performance MeasurementNikos.Kopidakis@nrel.gov