IFE PV Module Outdoor Test-site

The IFE PV Module Outdoor Test-site has both open rack-mounted and wall-mounted (BIPV mock-up) systems. A variety of different module technologies have been thoroughly characterized and are being monitored in detail outdoors, building a unique dataset for PV in Nordic climates. There are also possibilities to have modules tested at the site upon request.

The test site includes extensive weather measurements, including:

  • Irradiance in different planes, measured both with thermopile pyranometers (Kipp&Zonen SMP10) and Si- reference cells. Rear-side irradiance for bifacial modules is also measured.
  • Direct normal irradiance measured by a pyrheliometer (Kipp&Zonen SHP1 on a SOLYS 2 tracker)
  • Ambient temperature
  • Relative humidity
  • Wind speed and wind direction

The PV Module Outdoor Test-site is co-located with IFE’s PV Module Characterization and Testing Laboratory.

IFE offers research on assignments. Please contact:

Otnes, Gaute

Solar Power Systems,

+47 971 93 035