In a move to help solar cell manufacturers meet metrology quality requirements, VLSI Standards has enhanced its portfolio to include accreditation to the ISO-17025 standard for cells of up to 156mm x 156mm in size. Production cell measurements will continue to be serviced from VLSI’s calibration laboratory in California.
“Our customers have asked for a better solar cell certification option,” stated Larry Wagner, president of VLSI Standards. “The extension of VLSI Standards’ Solar Cell Certification Service responds to our customers’ desire for faster delivery times to help them act more quickly to market demands for their cells, localized support for prompt service and various convenient payment options.”
VLSI’s solar cell certification service offers traceable measurements of production cells of short circuit current (Isc), open circuit voltage (Voc), maximum power (Pmax), cell area, spectral response (or quantum efficiency), fill factor and cell efficiency. Measurements will be performed under STC with an option to have temperature dependence measurements.