Device Performance Calibration Pricing

NREL's Cell and Module Performance Group provides high-precision, accurate photovoltaic (PV) cell and module testing with 6 weeks or less turnaround time. We position organizations for success by providing the most accurate PV calibrations in the world.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) subsidizes the cost of calibrations for all companies and labs that have DOE Solar Energy Technology Office subcontracts, plus all U.S. universities and national laboratories. All other customers pay the full, nonsubsidized cost of calibrations.

 
Nonsubsidized/Commercial Pricing (Per Device)
Testing Service/Price per Device 1 Device 2 Devices 3 Devices 4 Devices 5 Devices (or more)
Testing Service/Price per Device1-sun photovoltaic module 1 Device$2,340.00 2 Devices$1,685.50 3 Devices$1,467.33 4 Devices$1,358.25 5 Devices (or more)$1,292.80
Testing Service/Price per DeviceBifacial 1-sun photovoltaic module 1 Device$3,115.00 2 Devices$2,295.00 3 Devices$2,021.66 4 Devices$1,885.00 5 Devices (or more)$1,803.00
Testing Service/Price per DeviceSingle junction 1-sun solar cell 1 Device$1,457.00 2 Devices$986.50 3 Devices$829.66 4 Devices$751.25 5 Devices (or more)$704.20
Testing Service/Price per DeviceBifacial 1-sun solar cell 1 Device$1,799.00 2 Devices$1,278.50 3 Devices$1,105.00 4 Devices$1,018.25 5 Devices (or more)$966.20
Testing Service/Price per DeviceSingle junction 1-sun solar cell, special measurement procedures 1 Device$3,068.00 2 Devices$1,949.50 3 Devices$1,576.66 4 Devices$1,390.25 5 Devices (or more)$1,278.40
Testing Service/Price per DeviceISO 17025 accredited calibration of a packaged single junction reference cell 1 Device$2,120.00 2 Devices$1,501.50 3 Devices$1,295.33 4 Devices$1,192.25 5 Devices (or more)$1,130.40
Testing Service/Price per Device1-sun solar cell with 2 junctions 1 Device$1,895.00 2 Devices$1,239.50 3 Devices$1,021.00 4 Devices$911.75 5 Devices (or more)$846.20
Testing Service/Price per Device1-sun solar cell with 2 junctions, special measurement procedures 1 Device$3,994.00 2 Devices$2,618.50 3 Devices$2,160.00 4 Devices$1,930.75 5 Devices (or more)$1,793.20
Testing Service/Price per Device1-sun solar cells with >2 junctions 1 Device$2,781.00 2 Devices$1,794.50 3 Devices$1,465.66 4 Devices$1,301.25 5 Devices (or more)$1,202.60
Testing Service/Price per DeviceSpecial procedures 1 Device$1,014.00 2 Devices$1,014.00 3 Devices$1,014.00 4 Devices$1,014.00 5 Devices (or more)$1,014.00
Testing Service/Price per DeviceSpecial procedures - Simple 1 Device$106.00 2 Devices$106.00 3 Devices$106.00 4 Devices$106.00 5 Devices (or more)$106.00
Testing Service/Price per DeviceModule QE (QE only) 1 Device$1,537.00 2 Devices$1,537.00 3 Devices$1,537.00 4 Devices$1,537.00 5 Devices (or more)$1,537.00
1-sun module (special measurement procedures) $3,374.09 $2,721.91 $2,504.52 $2,395.82 $2,330.60

U.S. Department of Energy-Subsidized/Noncommercial Pricing

The DOE Solar Energy Technology Office provides funding to NREL's Cell and Module Performance Group to subsidize over 90% of the cost of PV performance measurements for all companies and labs that have DOE Solar Energy Technology Office subcontracts, plus all U.S. universities and national laboratories. These customers are able to submit up to 5 devices per request for a $250 assessment fee per request To optimize the availability of these resources to the U.S. PV community, we ask that you limit the number of samples to those necessary for your R&D needs.