PVEL opens two new PV performance and reliability labs in Northern California



PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) has two new PV performance and reliability laboratories in Northern California located in Berkeley and Davis, California. Lab services at the Berkeley site and outdoor field testing at the Davis facility were initiated in February.

Under a long-term agreement with PV-USA in Davis, PVEL will be able to use five acres of the institutions 90-acre site for energy production measurements and capacity factors in a commercially operating power plant. Additionally, PVEL’s lab and office space in Berkeley has an 11,000 square foot outdoor yard area for the company’s performance testing.

“We are thrilled to locate our specialized solar panel test centers in close proximity to the heart of this country’s clean technology community,” said Jenya Meydbray, CEO of PVEL. “The cities of Davis and Berkeley have been consistently committed to developing a viable and thriving North American solar industry. These two locations allow us to provide the comprehensive solar panel performance and reliability assessment services critical to supporting the rapid scale up of this industry.”

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