SAN RAMON, Calif. – May 17, 2022—LONGi, the world’s number-one solar technology company, has been awarded “2022 Top Performer” status in the annual PV Evolution Labs (PVEL) PV Module Reliability Scorecard – the sixth straight year the company has been honored by PVEL, a leading independent lab for the downstream solar and storage markets.
For eight years running, PVEL’s PV Module Reliability Scorecard has provided the solar industry with crucial knowledge about long-term module reliability and performance data. Based on PVEL’s rigorous Product Qualification Program (PQP), the battery of six tests included in the 2022 publication are thermal cycling, damp heat, mechanical stress sequence, potential-induced degradation (PID), light-induced degradation (LID) + light and elevated temperature-induced degradation (LETID), and PAN performance, which strongly correlates to real world performance when analyzing modeled versus measured results for this accelerated lifetime test regime.
Top Performer status applies to model types with less than 2% degradation for the highlighted PQP reliability tests. For PAN performance, Top Performer status applies to model types achieving a top quartile energy yield on the simulated PV sites presented in PVEL’s PAN reports.
“With six consecutive Scorecard appearances, LONGi continues to demonstrate quality, reliability and performance in its PV modules through PVEL’s testing,” said Tristan Erion-Lorico, VP of Sales and Marketing at PVEL. “Not only that, but one of LONGi’s models was named a Top Performer in all six testing categories—a rare feat.”
“LONGi prides itself on maintaining the highest standards of quality and reliability, and being named a Top Performer in PVEL’s Module Reliability Scorecard confirms our commitment,” said Steven Chan, general manager, North America, for LONGi. “Independent testing like that provided by PVEL is critical to the successful acceleration of the clean energy transition, and we are honored to help drive industry excellence with our high-performance solar modules that push the envelope in innovation.”
PVEL will be hosting the PV ModuleTech—U.S. Special Edition conference on June 14-15 at its new Napa, CA, headquarters. LONGi will be speaking at the event, discussing why quality and bankability are crucial to high performance and reliable PV systems.
About PV Evolution Labs (PVEL)
PVEL is the leading independent lab for the downstream solar and energy storage market and a member of the Kiwa Group. As a bankability testing pioneer, PVEL has accumulated more than a decade of measured reliability and performance data for PV and storage equipment. Today PVEL provides developers, investors and asset owners with a suite of technical services for mitigating risk, optimizing financing and improving system performance throughout the project lifecycle. PVEL’s flagship Product Qualification Programs for PV modules, inverters and energy storage systems connect manufacturers with a global network of 400+ downstream partners representing 30+ gigawatts of annual buying power. Learn how PVEL makes data matter at pvel.com.
Founded in 2000, LONGi is committed to being the world’s leading solar technology company, focusing on customer-driven value creation for full scenario energy transformation.
Under its mission of 'Utilizing Solar Energy, Building a Green World' and brand philosophy of 'Steadfast and Reliable Technology Leadership', LONGi has dedicated itself to technology innovation and established five business sectors, covering mono silicon wafers, cells and modules, commercial & industrial distributed solar solutions, green energy solutions and hydrogen equipment. The company has honed its capabilities to provide green energy and has, more recently, also embraced green hydrogen products and solutions to support global zero carbon development. www.longi.com