PV Cell Calibration and Certification Services

  • The TAC-PV Lab is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA).
  • Electrical performance measurements are performed according to the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) standard E948.
  • Measurements are performed under standard AM1.5G 1 Sun conditions

The Newport Technology & Applications Center’s Photovoltaic (TAC-PV) Lab is accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to ISO/IEC 17025. We measure the electrical performance of photovoltaic cells under simulated sunlight according to the American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) standard E948, and make spectral responsivity measurements of photovoltaic devices according to ASTM E1021. All measurements are performed under standard reporting conditions (SRC) with a temperature of 25˚C, a total irradiance of 1 Sun (1000 W/m2), and spectral irradiance AM1.5G (IEC 60904-3 ed. 2).

We welcome requests for prototype PV device performance measurements or for PV reference cell calibration. Expedited measurement service is available.

Your ISO/IEC 17025 Accredited Calibration Certificate will include:

  • Measured total area of your device
  • EQE and I-V curves of your device
  • Electrical performance parameters of your device
  • Irradiance spectrum of our solar simulator
  • Spectral response of our reference detector
  • Expanded uncertainties

Please refer to Photovoltaic Test Capabilities

In addition to the TAC-PV Lab’s dedicated facility for PV cell calibration, Newport’s Technology and Application Center (TAC) is equipped with modern ultrafast lasers, spectroscopy and multiphoton imaging instruments that enable us to perform many advanced studies including transient absorption, pump-probe, non-linear ultrafast spectroscopy, multiphoton imaging, and other material characterization techniques. These tools and techniques have allowed us to understand the properties of materials used in photovoltaic cells on molecular and atomic level.
Detail on our Calibration and Certification service, and documentation can be viewed on A2LA page View PDF

To discuss your needs and/or receive a quote for your photovoltaic cell calibration, or to learn more about our other services and collaborative research opportunities, please contact Newport by phone at 1-800-222-6440 or via e-mail at tech@newport.com.