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
Testing Service/Price per Device1-sun photovoltaic module 1 Device$2,613 2 Devices$2,341 3 Devices$2,250 4 Devices$2,205 5 Devices (or more)$2,178
Testing Service/Price per DeviceBifacial 1-sun photovoltaic module 1 Device$3,423 2 Devices$2,482 3 Devices$2,168 4 Devices$2,012 5 Devices (or more)$1,917
Testing Service/Price per DeviceSingle junction 1-sun solar cell 1 Device$1,540 2 Devices$1,061 3 Devices$901 4 Devices$821 5 Devices (or more)$773
Testing Service/Price per DeviceSingle junction 1-sun solar cell for emerging PV $3,802 2 Devices$2,663 3 Devices$2,283 4 Devices$2,093 5 Devices (or more)$1,979
Testing Service/Price per DeviceISO 17025 accredited calibration of a packaged single junction reference cell 1 Device$2,284 2 Devices$1,634 3 Devices$1,417 4 Devices$1,309 5 Devices (or more)$1,244
Testing Service/Price per Device1-sun solar cell with 2 junctions 1 Device$1,967 2 Devices$1,290 3 Devices$1,064 4 Devices$952 5 Devices (or more)$884
Testing Service/Price per Device1-sun solar cell with 2 junctions for emerging PV 1 Device$5,410 2 Devices$4,279 3 Devices$3,901* 4 Devices$3,712* N/A
1-sun solar cells with >2 junctions 1 Device$3,824 2 Devices$2,444 3 Devices$1,984* 4 Devices$1,754* N/A
Special procedures 1 Device$1,000 2 Devices$1,000 3 Devices$1,000 4 Devices$1,000 5 Devices (or more)$1,000
Testing Service/Price per DeviceSpecial procedures - Simple 1 Device$100 2 Devices$100 3 Devices$100 4 Devices$100 5 Devices (or more)$100
Testing Service/Price per DeviceModule QE (QE only) 1 Device$1,722 2 Devices$1,231 3 Devices$1,067 4 Devices$985 5 Devices (or more)$936
Testing Service/Price per Device1-sun module (special measurement procedures) 1 Device$3,374 1 Device$2,722 1 Device$2,504 1 Device$2,395 1 Device$2,330
Silicon Wafer Cells $3,010 $2,180 $1,903 $1765 $1,681
TempCo Modules $5,467 $4,240 N/A N/A N/A

*For 2 junction devices, no more than 4 devices per order. For 3 or more junctions, no more than 3 devices per order.

Due to the workload that this task involves, it is limited to two modules only. This task requires a separate order for STC calibration of the same submitted modules, which must be ordered and paid for separately.

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.