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

Company JolywoodRisenNSPLONGi
Module typeJW-D60N-305RSM60-6-270PD6M305E3A
LR6-60PE-310M
module model and characteristicsMono n-Pert double glass bifacialPolyMono PERC
Mono PERC
Date of publication09/201711/201702/201803/2018
Time of testAug 2017 to Oct 2017
Aug 2017 to Oct 2017
Jan 2018
Feb 2018
Power305*270310310
Cell60606060
Polyx
Monoxx
Percxx
Pertx
p-typexxx
n-typex
double glassx
framedxxx
bifacialx
1,000 V
xxx
1,500V
x
Average Grade81768187
Grade WeightsVisual inspection (10%)4675100100
EL image inspection (10%)10077100100
Low irradiance efficiency loss (25%)89738275
Pmax temperature coefficient (25%)78726681
PID loss (30%)81818193
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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

 

Related articles

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.

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.

Read all related magazine articles here.