Solar Testing Services

Atlas Testing Services offers durability and performance/qualification testing through a network of global exposure sites, natural and accelerated test methods, I-V curve tracing and solar radiometric measurements for individual test specimens, modules and complete in situ systems.

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While there are many published standards for qualification and performance testing of both thermal and PV solar devices, the long-term durability of these devices continues to be a concern for the industry and ultimately the end-user. Atlas is the global industry leader in weathering and durability of materials offering ISO accredited test services to understand the impact of long-term exposure of systems in almost any environment. Additionally, Atlas can provide radiometric measurements to better understand the performance of solar devices in end-use environments or solar simulation. Atlas is ISO accredited to provide calibration of solar radiometers.

Solar testing services include:

  • ISO accredited outdoor, "real-time" exposures in over 20 worldwide locations, including benchmark locations in Florida and Arizona
  • ISO accredited, accelerated artificial weathering and durability studies using fluorescent, metal halide and xenon light sources
  • Accelerated outdoor exposures using the EMMAQUA solar concentrating system capable of exposing individual cells or complete modules
  • 100x UV solar exposure for material durability and material qualification studies
  • SolarClimatic testing for temperature cycling under solar loading with or without moisture and freeze/thaw
  • I-V curve tracing
  • Six luminary SolarConstant solar system
  • Specialized and custom test services for solar PV and thermal systems
  • ISO accredited solar radiometric measurements and calibrations
  • Various qualification tests per UL 1703, IEC 61215 and IEC 61646

 

 

 

Benefits

  • Meet your durability and testing goals with world-class expertise and testing experience
  • Over 30 years of testing and measurement experience supporting the solar industry
  • Achieve best possible correlation, precision, and acceleration of your tests with state-of-the-art test methodology, testing equipment, and ISO accredited test laboratories and exposure sites
  • Validate warranty and service lifetime statements
  • Avoid premature failure of materials, cells, modules, and systems by performing comprehensive testing programs
  • Perform qualification screening tests for UL 1703, IEC 61215 and IEC 61646 prior to certification testing submission
  • Perform proprietary R&D testing and exposures in a secure and confidential setting
  • Complete system installation and performance validation testing to ensure stated results