NREL’s photovoltaic (PV) device performance services include high-precision performance testing, certification, and calibration of PV cells and modules, governed by rigorous global standards and decades of experience and expertise.

Nondestructive and Fast Spectral Response Measurements for PV Modules

This LED-based pulse quantum efficiency (QE) system enables NREL to measure the spectral response of PV modules quickly and reliably, without the need to individually tab cells. And it offers a custom map of spectral response at different locations. To learn more, read our blog

Capabilities and Accreditations

Expertise, precision, and fast turnaround times from a globally recognized PV testing team


Testing and certification for cell and module measurements and primary reference cell calibrations

PV Calibrations Blog 

Check out the latest updates from the PV Cell and Device Performance Group! Questions and feedback are always welcome

Efficiency Charts

We have a long history of accurately measuring and tracking the efficiencies and performance of photovoltaic devices.


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