Understanding What Photovoltaic Testing Means to the Bottom Line
Qualification testing is a short-duration (typically, 60-90 days) accelerated testing protocol.
The goal of qualification testing is to identify the initial short-term reliability issues in the field, while the qualification testing/certification is primarily driven by marketplace requirements.
Safety testing, however, is a regulatory requirement where the modules are assessed for the prevention of electrical shock, fire hazards, and personal injury due to electrical, mechanical, and environmental stresses in the field.
This white paper examines the reliability and safety of photovoltaic modules, and what it means to your business