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New White Paper Outlining PV Industry’s First and Only Independent Ratings System 


Principal Solar Inc., has released a white paper entitled: “Solar Industry Goes Mainstream: New PV Module Rating System Empowers Solar Professionals.”

The paper outlines the industry’s first and only comprehensive, independent performance rating standard based on lifetime energy production of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which is designed to assist large-scale solar consumers.

The PSI PV Module Rating is based on physical tests by independent laboratories such as T ÜV Rheinland, but is presented as a single comparative number that can be used with circumstantial information such as deliverability, pricing and manufacturer reputation so that solar power plant designers, buyers and financiers have a consistent basis for choosing a particular PV module.

“The PSI Rating method will satisfy the solar power industry’s urgent need for a way to uniformly evaluate PV modules in order to make technologically and financially optimal decisions,” says Matthew A. Thompson, director, Principal Solar Institute. The institute is an online reference center for the commercial and utility scale solar market.

For complete details, visit: http://www.principalsolarinstitute.org/documents.

Illustration by Danilo Rizzuti at Free Digital Photos

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