pv magazine test results

pv magazine test is designed to help investors in their module purchasing process, while at the same time allowing manufacturers to spot problems and improve their production practices. The measurements are carried out in GSolar’s test laboratory in Xi’an, China. To ensure the quality of Gsolar’s tests, pv magazine chose CEA as a partner. It acts as an independent third-party expert, and monitors all steps of the testing program to ensure measurement protocols are respected.

Test results

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Product#Test batchOutdoor test meter codeManufacturersProductsFor report useBifacialTypeAuthorized to be published on pv mag siteIndoor testOutdoor testAuthorized LID test?CEA receive SNsCEA random samplingOriginal EL received in time?CEA receive packaging photos before deliverySamples shippedSamples receivedPhotos of packageSamples unpackagedVisual and EL inspectionInitial STCLow irrandiancePmax temp coefPID beginPID endLID beginLID endOutdoor testing beginVisualVisual GradeELEL GradeLow irradiance efficiency LossLow Irradiance GradePmax temperature coefficientTemp Coeff GradePID lossPID Loss GradeAvePoiP1P2P3StablizationLID LossLID ScoreCuttingLeTID LossLeTID Grade
11A1JolywoodJW-D60N-305JW-D60N-305BifacialBifacial Mono N-PERTYesYesYesNo2017-07-05 00:00:002017-07-05 00:00:00Yes2018-05-23 00:00:0012.645.991198220301000.0010739356686389.3037592734-0.0039293095811276.96229749450.015352250227880.88988310480.4325989452294.6295.3294.7294.60.00237395432964-0.00025303321342594.4153331923Full--
21A5PhonoMWT-60-280MWT-60-280Mono-facialMulti MWTYesYesYesNo2017-06-28 00:00:002017-06-28 00:00:00Yes2018-05-23 00:00:00010001000.057859573705953.0196302689-0.004516983573858.65372593790.0013693584149997.848086691877.2727650592274.5275.82275.1274.50.004797557607040.0056915806913887.4216697748Full--
31A6RisenRSM60-6-270PRSM60-6-270PMono-facialMultiYesYesYesNo2017-07-12 00:00:002017-07-12 00:00:00Yes2017-07-20 00:00:002017-07-20 00:00:002018-05-23 00:00:003.275.01678676825.676.66785974270.030067158427872.5807865647-0.0047597280365149.53925612840.01530538131480.937173031869.9796272339266.3267.82266.9266.30.005692741754260.008775151381783.7939395509Full--
41A7PerlightPLM-300M-60PLM-300M-60Mono-facialMono PERCYesYesYesNo2017-07-04 00:00:002017-07-04 00:00:00Yes2017-07-07 00:00:002017-07-07 00:00:002018-05-23 00:00:001.683.538582879720.839.2631629709-0.010097790534795.0983915075-0.003835538560979.54818693340.024628825337472.272021101277.6234255256295.6295.9296.1295.60.001689950428120.009642213470482.7738665054Full--
51-AiduoAD280-60SAD280-60SMono-facialMonoNoNoNoNo2017-06-28 00:00:002017-06-28 00:00:00Yes-------------Full--
61-AiduoAD265-60PAD265-60PMono-facialMultiNoNoNoNo2017-06-28 00:00:002017-06-28 00:00:00Yes-------------Full--
72-LONGiLR6-60PE-310MLR6-60PE-310M 1Mono-facialMono PERCYesYesYesNo2017-07-21 00:00:002017-07-21 00:00:00Yes2017-07-27 00:00:002017-07-27 00:00:002018-05-23 00:00:00010001000.026252671571874.9501210209-0.0039813092568275.49565491440.021414177115575.108371329780.1439553827303.5304.8304.2303.50.00427397260274--Full--
82A11AiduoAD280-60SAD280-60SMono-facialMonoYesYesYesNo2017-07-25 00:00:002017-07-25 00:00:00Yes2018-05-23 00:00:006.462.83940766401000.044587067950562.9417926567-0.0046289296919254.60390743770.030356060763667.530936773865.9296468222270.5270.5--Full--
92A13AiduoAD265-60PAD265-60PMono-facialMultiYesYesYesNo2017-07-25 00:00:002017-07-25 00:00:00Yes2018-05-23 00:00:00010011.260.57557809450.045820542681462.070524829-0.0045426067037857.74731372460.024646548676672.256761552867.6890459137262.6263.5262.8262.60.00342248700723--Full--
102A16RecomRCM-275-6MB-4-BB21RCM-275-6MB-4-BB21Mono-facialMonoYesYesYesNo2017-06-27 00:00:002017-06-27 00:00:00Yes2018-05-23 00:00:004.669.17869213865.676.66785974270.042927524634864.0997010875-0.0045287565663958.2386968950.02065029189775.803701688967.9103651904273.7274.1273.9273.70.00146038700256--Full--
112-NSPD6LM310E3AD6LM310E3AMono-facialMono PERCNoNoNoNo2017-07-07 00:00:002017-07-07 00:00:00Yes2017-07-14 00:00:002017-07-14 00:00:00-------------Full--
123A3NSPD6LM305E3AD6LM305E3AMono-facialMono PERCYesYesYesNo2017-09-29 00:00:002017-09-29 00:00:00Yes2017-10-03 00:00:002018-05-23 00:00:00010001000.01524094995881.4787482243-0.0042636462094267.06315545280.01514552254781.098803327281.4651169174293293.3294.12930.003748296228990.014417808861277.1555189868Full--
133-JinkoJKM285M-60Sample 1Mono-facialMonoOwnYesYesOwn2018-05-23 00:00:0001004.879.36575006730.04126248759365.2455572366-0.0046072221481455.4080279640.033220098640365.287773735967.6863034277285.76286.1285.2285.760.003150304529440.021321381946469.0336682984Full--
143A4JAJAM60S01-300/PRSample 2Mono-facialMono PERCOwnYesYesOwn2018-05-23 00:00:00010020.639.6570684940.02698018882474.5028357488-0.0042007605499569.01668815360.019451511377276.912839533672.9194396851291.1292.12289.27291.10.009799539249730.010825872371681.3813266216Full--
154-LONGiLR6-72BP-360MLR6-72BP-360M 1BifacialBifacial Mono PERCNoYesNoNo2017-12-04 00:00:002017-12-04 00:00:00Yes2017-12-15 00:00:002018-02-02 00:00:002018-02-02 00:00:002018-02-01 00:00:002018-02-07 00:00:002018-02-09 00:00:002018-02-09 00:00:002018-02-09 00:00:000100386.00922176050.016611053174680.68960186-0.00392037755677.21181673880.048389565836354.492493147274.42402476990.0022747010207791.4415282109Full--
164A12LONGiLR6-60PE-310MLR6-60PE-310M 2Mono-facialMono PERCYesYesYesNo2017-12-05 00:00:002017-12-05 00:00:00Yes2017-12-15 00:00:002018-02-02 00:00:002018-02-02 00:00:002018-02-01 00:00:002018-02-07 00:00:002018-02-09 00:00:002018-02-09 00:00:002018-02-09 00:00:002018-05-23 00:00:00010001000.026450030130174.8289923876-0.00373723704795810.0047919512695692.995598165186.8559275464307.2306.22306.87307.20.00319464516620.0030367389158890.5450130401Full--
175A2NSPD6L310L3AD6L310L3ABifacialBifacial Mono PERCYesYesYesYes2018-04-09 00:00:002018-04-09 00:00:00Yes2018-04-10 00:00:002018-04-10 00:00:002018-04-28 00:00:002018-05-17 00:00:002018-05-17 00:00:002018-05-18 00:00:002018-05-25 00:00:002018-05-18 00:00:002018-05-18 00:00:002018-05-22 00:00:002018-05-18 00:00:002018-05-22 00:00:002018-05-27 00:00:00375.94582943655.676.6678597427-0.0286527385626100-0.0041074674558771.83171395420.035398117230863.631721073877.3088137286296.12296.36295.848296.120.001729091056460.013591407657578.1277556971Full--
-6-LONGiLR6-72BP-360MLR6-72BP-360M 2BifacialBifacial Mono PERCNoYesNoNo2018-04-20 00:00:002018-04-20 00:00:00Yes2018-07-02 00:00:00010001000.052803632814356.9511696088-0.0036997115112983.17025801560.018997971745277.338415690578.2318816133298.972013299.9828745300.03887525298.9720130.003560187937470.011247243129880.8855963178Full--
186A17LONGiLR6-60BP-300MLR6-60BP-300MBifacialBifacial Mono PERCYesYesYesNo2018-10-26 00:00:00010001000.052803632814356.9511696088-0.0036997115112983.17025801560.018997971745277.338415690578.2318816133298.972013299.9828745300.03887525298.9720130.00356018793747--Full--
196-RecomRCM-xxx-6PB-4-SWRCM-xxx-6PB-4-SWMono-facialMultiNoNoNoNo2018-05-02 00:00:002018-05-02 00:00:00Yes2018-05-31 00:00:00-------------Full--
207A15PhonoPS380MH-24/THPS380MH-24/THMono-facialMono PERCYesYesYesNo2018-10-30 00:00:002018-10-30 00:00:00Yes2018-11-05 00:00:00Yes2018-11-05 00:00:002018-11-07 00:00:002018-11-07 00:00:002018-11-12 00:00:002018-11-12 00:00:002018-11-07 00:00:002018-11-12 00:00:002018-11-07 00:00:002018-11-12 00:00:002018-11-21 00:00:0001004.879.36575006730.059160517564851.9730651065-0.003912516851177.43083693970.01562226301368174381.88389675380.54687675380.591239381.883896750.003509171263660.0080964684423184.5923900679Half-cut--
218A30RisenRSM120-6-320MRSM120-6-320MMono-facialMono PERCYesYesYesNo2019-01-10 00:00:002019-01-10 00:00:00Yes2019-01-23 00:00:002019-01-25 00:00:002019-02-18 00:00:00Yes2019-02-22 00:00:002019-02-22 00:00:002019-02-22 00:00:002019-02-22 00:00:002019-02-22 00:00:002019-02-22 00:00:002019-02-27 00:00:002019-02-22 00:00:002019-02-28 00:00:002019-03-01 00:00:00010001000.04458111658362.9459741184-0.0039336386630276.8411129650.018088394413178.202204408178.4074330933319.41649175320.903531321.075614319.416491750.005177230434320.02000454278870.5828908377Half-cut--
229A27ZnshineZXP6-60-275/PZXP6-60-275/PMono-facialMultiYesYesYesNo2019-04-11 00:00:002019-04-11 00:00:00Yes2019-04-23 00:00:002019-04-23 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:00Yes2019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-05-10 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-30 00:00:002019-05-04 00:00:00010001000.04228503393764.5437041855-0.0047230020618551.00198376730.0083939299531988.479539067775.4302837085272.6275.07629875274.8849865272.60.00903141976557--Full--
239A26ZnshineZXP6-60-275/P (no cleaning)ZXP6-60-275/P (no cleaning)Mono-facialMultiYesYesYesNo2019-04-11 00:00:002019-04-11 00:00:00Yes2019-04-23 00:00:002019-04-23 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:00Yes2019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-05-10 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-30 00:00:002019-05-04 00:00:00010001000.04228503393764.5437041855-0.0047230020618551.00198376730.0083939299531988.479539067775.4302837085271.6275.34080675275.42158575271.60.0139412470154--Full--
249A25ZnshineZXP6-60-265/P (no cleaning)ZXP6-60-265/P (no cleaning)Mono-facialMultiYesNoYesNo2019-04-11 00:00:002019-04-11 00:00:00Yes2019-04-23 00:00:002019-04-23 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:00Yes2019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:002019-04-28 00:00:00----2019-05-16 00:00:002019-05-22 00:00:002019-05-30 00:00:0001000100-------267.135108266.90395325266.996986267.1351080.0008657091679970.013649627913178.0592612787Full--
2510-JinkoJKM400M-72HJKM400M-72HMono-facialMono PERCNoNoNoNo2019-07-15 00:00:002019-07-15 00:00:00Yes2019-07-17 00:00:002019-07-22 00:00:002019-07-31 00:00:00Yes2019-07-31 00:00:002019-07-30 00:00:002019-07-31 00:00:002019-08-13 00:00:002019-08-13 00:00:002019-07-31 00:00:002019-08-12 00:00:002019-07-31 00:00:002019-08-07 00:00:002019-08-12 00:00:000-0-0.0477628678694--0.00421185167211-0.0187160985055--394.169475393.2868485393.474763394.1694750.00224219645860.013749407215677.941873864Half-cut--
2611A29LONGiLR6-72HPH375LR6-72HPH375BifacialBifacial Mono PERCYesYesYesNo2019-06-26 00:00:002019-06-26 00:00:00Yes2019-07-09 00:00:002019-07-09 00:00:002019-07-12 00:00:00Yes2019-07-15 00:00:002019-08-20 00:00:002019-08-20 00:00:002019-07-25 00:00:002019-08-22 00:00:002019-08-28 00:00:00010001000.042978372430464.0644612757-0.0039264072266377.04345185430.0037543034106894.399164063383.5967275015375.1945295375.51741325374.31172375375.19452950.00321510436421-9.06758097838E-594.2243244821Half-cut--
2712A28JolywoodJW-D72N-400JW-D72N-400BifacialBifacial Mono TOPconYesYesYesNo2019-11-18 00:00:00-No-2019-12-04 00:00:00-No-2019-12-16 00:00:002019-12-19 00:00:002019-12-19 00:00:002019-12-19 00:00:002019-12-19 00:00:002019-12-30 00:00:002019-12-19 00:00:002019-12-26 00:00:002019-12-31 00:00:00010001000.041899164993964.8092418978-0.0038368539917679.5124131620.010089262712786.511543380582.0338767791402.24669325403.43808525404.23954475402.246693250.00494126317251-0.0043937895510299.2868112365Full--
2813A10RisenRSM144-6-405BMDGRSM114-6-405BMDGBifacialBifacial Mono PERCYesYesYesNo2020-03-11 00:00:00-No2020-03-11 00:00:002020-03-17 00:00:002020-03-23 00:00:00Yes2020-03-23 00:00:002020-03-23 00:00:002020-03-26 16:06:542020-03-26 16:06:542020-04-13 00:00:002020-03-26 15:30:092020-04-07 00:00:002020-03-26 00:00:002020-04-10 00:00:002020-04-15 00:00:00010001000.052020984331357.5418485745-0.0039345581499576.8153525340.034750374752564.119961330772.8252886763402.437995402.31740025402.81220825402.4379950.001229267823760.0098658001335582.5108233723Tri-cut--
2914A21CSICS3W-430CS3W-430Mono-facialMono PERCOwnYesYesOwn--No--2020-05-26 00:00:00No2020-05-26 00:00:002020-05-26 00:00:002020-05-26 00:00:002020-05-28 00:00:002020-05-28 00:00:002020-05-26 00:00:002020-06-15 00:00:002020-05-26 00:00:002020-06-17 00:00:002020-07-07 00:00:0001001649.23177133360.038906408707766.8410195875-0.0037601408550381.57598327660.030391174178467.502957271172.2783150307398.43470975399.4620635399.4227875398.434709750.002574134216990.0054063161420487.757275127Half-cut--
3014A22GCLGCL-M3/72H-380GCL-M3/72H-380Mono-facialCast Mono PERCYesYesYesNo2020-05-01 00:00:00-No--2020-05-26 00:00:00No2020-05-26 00:00:002020-05-26 00:00:002020-05-26 00:00:002020-05-27 00:00:002020-05-27 00:00:002020-05-26 00:00:002020-06-08 00:00:002020-05-26 00:00:002020-06-03 00:00:002020-07-07 00:00:00010001000.051025777808758.2864767683-0.0037980047288980.56315706930.031617764418366.533164150974.6723577047379.45412125380.7470975379.49693675379.454121250.003403470235760.010867009817581.3329296265Half-cut--
3115A6JAJAM60S10-345/MRJAM60S10-345/MRMono-facialMono PERCOwnYesYesOwn--No--2020-09-04 00:00:00No2020-09-05 00:00:002020-09-05 00:00:002020-09-05 00:00:002020-09-05 00:00:002020-09-05 00:00:002020-09-05 00:00:002020-09-14 00:00:002020-09-05 00:00:002020-09-14 00:00:002020-10-01 00:00:00010016.666666666747.77678152280.04199317691364.7446241644-0.0040649596292773.08372354490.016331963553279.911344060273.2081682977339.17846725339.37646725339.3955985339.178467250.0006399070768990.0033236289566990.2074953451Half-cut--
3216A15RisenRSM150-8-500BMDGRSM150-8-500BMDGBifacialMono PERCPendingYesNoNo--No--2020-10-23 00:00:00No2020-10-23 00:00:002020-10-23 00:00:002020-10-23 00:00:002020-10-23 00:00:002020-10-23 00:00:002020-10-23 00:00:002020-11-02 00:00:002020-10-23 00:00:002020-11-04 00:00:002021-07-01 00:00:00010001000.060610875833150.7879507805-0.0032978169860793.16427180770.020236877703576.183676890678.8431587142491.23789575490.92153596493.2381245491.237895750.004710435903020.0075287595209185.2602829166Tri-cut--
3317A22TrinaTSM-450DE173(II)TSM-450DE173(II)Mono-facialMono PERCOwnYesNoOwn-2021-08-26 00:00:000100578.678514330.05251780083157.1674192295-0.0033945255823890.84754385960.024794779852572.12929084776.5103794594450.58728775446.7767875450.73765025450.587287750.008814311283220.009590326096582.8349104747Half-cut--
3417A23JAJAM72D20-445MBJAM72D20-445MBBifacialBifacial Mono PERCOwnYesNoOwn-2021-08-26 00:00:00471.556367888101000.052049591492857.5203379259-0.0034446461006489.62623846710.0058870403896591.568167564681.4127311565446.165791444.8116305444.35073775446.1657910.004077768983060.0043065394407489.0511300697Half-cut--
3517A14JAJAM72S20-445MRJAM72S20-445MRMono-facialMono PERCOwnYesNoOwn-2021-08-26 00:00:00010001000.055732493275154.6990308627-0.0033210927108392.61134039950.013564199954382.726656599981.6455897955444.074099445.81340225443.89348925444.0740990.004318354393280.00075423653856393.2303099546Half-cut--
3618-JAJAM72S30-540MRJAM72S30-540MRMono-facialMono PERCOwnYesNoOwn-2021-08-26 00:00:00No2021-08-26 00:00:002021-08-26 00:00:002021-08-26 00:00:00010001000.064141010879547.8163631189-0.0035188.0114955990.0041193.912087264982.1305908589538.634382833539.361375833538.440352333538.6343828330.001709359547960.00085406780626793.1128614044Half-cut0.0079173.6333333333
3717A13LONGiLR4-72HBD-445MLR4-72HBD-445MBifacialBifacial Mono PERCPendingYesNoNo2021-08-26 00:00:00010001000.047659963627260.7536919382-0.003348276213591.96187972090.0058870403896591.568167564685.6493431842439.831239445.1092505439.554847439.8312390.01258079967580.012524376515679.3830864522Half-cut--
3818-LONGiLR5-72HBD-535MLR5-72HBD-535MBifacialBifacial Mono PERCYesYesNoNo2021-08-01 00:00:00No2021-08-26 00:00:00No2021-08-26 00:00:002021-08-26 00:00:002021-08-26 00:00:00010001000.045713536004862-0.0034900.00239686.8535.39536.35536.2535.390.0018-0.000194.2352941176Half-cut-0.00356100
3918A28LONGiLR4-72HND-465MLR4-72HND-465MBifacialBifacial Mono TOPconPendingYesYesOwn--No--2021-06-23 00:00:00No2021-06-23 00:00:002021-06-23 00:00:002021-06-23 00:00:002021-06-23 00:00:002021-06-23 00:00:002021-07-20 00:00:002021-07-24 00:00:002021-06-23 00:00:002021-07-02 00:00:002021-07-08 00:00:00010001000.030972-0.0032950.00049991.45463.8464.07465.26463.80.003143999483180.002890.8235294118Half-cut--
4019-TrinaTSM-505DE18MTSM-505DE18MMono-facialMono PERCOwnYesNoNo-2021-08-26 00:00:00No2021-08-26 00:00:002021-08-26 00:00:002021-08-26 00:00:00010001000.056595555531854-0.0033891-0.000110086.25505.866638505.037812833506.121503143505.8666380.00214305557532-0.00038493343567494.5705099243Half-cut-0.00024100
4120TongweiTH545 PMB6 58SDCTH545 PMB6 58SDCMono-facialMono PERCPendingYesYesYes010001000.022954058318976-0.00358893319860.01042051469648686.3543.583282544.86558375544.00607543.5832820.002356515433140.0092508217729883.2343273259Half-cut0.0005498.2
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Modules are given a grade from 0 to 100 points for each test. In calculating the average grade of the module, each individual test grade is given a certain weighting as shown in the table. The tests “Visual inspection” and “EL image inspection” each get a 10% weighting, while the tests “Low irradiance efficiency loss” and “Pmax temperature coefficient” each receive a 25% weighting. Given the importance of PID resistance, the test for “PID loss” receives the highest weighting, namely 30%.
* Jolywood use its own method in determining the nominal power, in the absence of an IEC standard for bifacial modules

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The following two articles explain the relevance of each test procedure. Please be aware, that we have changed the test grading system after publication, from a letter-based system to a numeric system (0 to 100). Accordingly, the following two articles in the September 2017 issue of pv magazine (global edition) still use the original letter-based system. In 2021 the test installation was upgraded to accomodate large format modules, and at the start of 2022 the test protocol was updated to include comprehensive testing for light elevated temperature induced degradation (LETID).

Introduction to LETID testing
Jan. 2022

LETID (light and elevated temperature-induced degradation) is a mode of degradation of crystalline silicon PV cells that was identified and researched a few years ago. The initial research was spearheaded by Q Cells, which also coined the term LETID in 2015, with Australia’s University of New South Wales contributing important work on the root causes and mechanism.

Big modules, new beginnings
Nov. 2021

Earlier this year, the pv magazine test outdoor array in Xi’an, China underwent extensive modifications so it could accommodate the form factors and electrical characteristics of new modules based on larger wafer formats. George Touloupas, senior director of technology and quality at CEA, takes us through the new system and the reasons why the modifications were needed, as well as the role of newly installed microinverters supplied by AP systems.

The new module test
Sept. 2017

Module reliability: pv magazine’s new module test is kicking off. The first candidate is Jolywood with its bifacial n-Pert module. The test is designed to help investors in their module purchasing process, while at the same time allowing manufacturers to spot problems and improve their production processes.

Method for the modules
Sept 2017

Testing methodology: George Touloupas, Director of Technology and Quality at CEA, gives a detailed account of the methodology behind pv magazine test, and explains the results from the first round of testing.

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