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SolarBuyer and PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) have come together in order to offer a new PV module buying service. The service aims to integrate supplier qualification and quality assurance into the procurement of PV modules for investors, banks, project developers and EPCs.
One of the companies’ main goals is to allow solar investors and module buyers throughout North America to qualify suppliers based on a demanding testing and auditing process. Further, the partnership hopes that buyers will be able to independently assure the quality of individual PV module purchases before and after shipment.
“This exciting new partnership combines decades of PV manufacturing know-how, state-of-the-art solar testing capabilities and US$1.5 billion in commercial solar transactions. From the cradle to the grave, we will make sure that every investment in solar modules is secure,” said Ian Gregory, managing director of SolarBuyer. Jenya Meydbray, co-founder and CEO of PVEL added that, “this new service package provides investors with a brand new way to deal with concerns about module quality and reliability and will help buyers select and purchase investment-grade PV modules.”
PVEL’s and SolarBuyer’s supplier qualification program includes detailed audits and product reliability testing in order to identify potential risks and ensure selection of the right suppliers for a specific project. Directed quality assurance will be applied during the actual build, delivery and site acceptance of the modules for a particular project.