07Sep2017

Jim Crimmins Presenting at PV Magazine Quality Roundtable

CFV Solar’s General Manager, Jim Crimmins, will be one of five presenters at the 6th Quality Roundtable, sponsored by PV Magazine, at Solar Power International. Registration for this event is free to conference participants, and will be held Tuesday, September 12th at 3:00-5:00 pm in the room Reef E at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. During the
  • 7 Sep, 2017
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17Aug2017

C450-17 PV Module Testing Protocol for Quality Assurance Programs

  A testing protocol built for the PV sector by the PV sector.   Under the auspices of CSA Group, CFV Solar has participated with a broad array of PV sector stakeholders to create the C450-17 Testing Protocol. PV module manufacturers conduct mandatory safety and qualification testing to a number of standards. As a best
  • 17 Aug, 2017
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17Jul2017

Meet Us at SPI 2017 — Booth #804

Let’s take advantage of the opportunity to meet in person at SolarPower International in Las Vegas, September 10-13. CFV Solar is sharing booth #804 with CSA Group. Stop by to say hi, or contact us to set up a one-on-one meeting with one of our attending staff members.
  • 17 Jul, 2017
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06Jul2017

CFV Solar Presents Improved Single-Diode Model at IEEE PVSC 2017

Dr. Kyumin Lee, Chief Engineer of CFV Solar Test Laboratory, presented the results of his research on the single-diode model at the 2017 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference in Washington DC. In the PVsyst model, the ideality factor is allowed to vary with temperature, while the series resistance is assumed to stay constant. Dr. Lee analyzed
  • 6 Jul, 2017
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09Jun2017

Customer Satisfaction High at CFV

CFV Solar is constantly looking for ways to improve our customer service and testing processes. Periodically, however, we do examine what we’re doing right… to see if we can do it even better. At the completion of each order, we request feedback from our customers via a survey, and we consistently hear that we are
  • 9 Jun, 2017
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09May2017

CFV Solar Achieves CBTL Status

CFV Solar Test Laboratory is proud to announce that we have earned the right to operate as a CB Testing Laboratory under the responsibility of CSA International. We can now carry out testing within the IECEE CB Scheme, opening up ever more opportunities for our customers.  
  • 9 May, 2017
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20Mar2017

Program Agenda for PV PMC Workshop Released

The preliminary agenda for the 8th annual PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop has been released.   The conference will be held May 9-10, 2017, with early bird registration closing on April 9th.
  • 20 Mar, 2017
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07Mar2017

CFV Poster Wins Award at PV Module Reliability Conference

For the second year in a row, a CFV poster presentation has won an award at the NREL PV Module Reliability Conference.   This year it was our Thermal Cycling of Si PV Modules at High Ramp Rate and High Temp poster that picked up the prize. Authored by Larry Pratt, Jim Crimmins and Kyumin Lee
  • 7 Mar, 2017
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31Jan2017

Save the Date: 8th PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop

Sandia National Laboratories and CFV Solar Test Laboratory are excited to announce the 2017 8th PV Performance Modeling and Monitoring Workshop to be held May 9-10, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa near Albuquerque, New Mexico.  This two-day workshop will feature presentations and technical discussions related to: PV performance modeling methods, practices, and standards
  • 31 Jan, 2017
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23Jan2017

CFV to Present at NREL Workshop in February

CFV staff will be participating in the 2017 Photovoltaic Reliability Workshop (PVRW) at the end of February, NREL’s annual workshop in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories and Brookhaven National Laboratory. General Manager Jim Crimmins will be a panelist for a session entitled Bankability – Are the standards in development addressing the investors’ questions? The discussion
  • 23 Jan, 2017
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