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
  • Kathleen Connors
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13Jan2017

PV Racking’s “PV Stealth” Solar Mounting System Receives UL 2703 Certification

PV Racking has completed and received UL 2703 certification on its PV Stealth pitched roof solar racking solution. Southampton, PA (PR Web) December 22, 2016 – Last week PV Racking completed product certification testing of its PV Stealth product. Testing was conducted by CSA Group, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NTRL).  CSA Group certified the
  • 13 Jan, 2017
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13Jan2017

CFV Solar Test Laboratory Announces PANOpt®

Proprietary PAN File Optimization Software Leverages CFV’s Complete Portfolio of Performance Testing Services CFV’s new proprietary PANOpt® software enables precise optimization of PAN files for manufacturers of all types of PV module technologies (c-Si, a-Si, CdTe, CIGS), improving simulated yield estimates from PVSyst and other PV modeling software. PANOpt®, when combined with CFV’s A+/A+/A+ rated h.a.l.m.
  • 13 Jan, 2017
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