We recommend 100% BOM control and performing low-light level tests on every lot manufactured.
STS got invited to share its insignts on mitigating risks for solar assets on Jun.22 with Mayfield and other industry expert companies.
As an inspection body in the midst of the PV Module manufacturing lines, for the performance aspects, we see PAN files provided by manufacturers as a relatively high risk for investors. We recommend 100% BOM control and performing low-light level tests on every lot manufactured.
When evaluating an installation, risks can be mitigated by:
-Paying attention to details for data collection. For instance, testing conditions should be representative of the in-field situation;
-Defining a product as Design, Material, and Process. You can carry out testing to evaluate a design (like RETC’s Thresher Test), BOMs verification (80% of STS customers ask us to be in the factory 24/7 when the modules are manufactured), and manufacturing process inspection.