Atlas Material Testing Technology recently announced it has entered into an alliance with Pearl Laboratories, a state-of-the art, third-party testing facility that offers energy yield and performance evaluations for solar industry components. The collaboration between Atlas and Pearl Labs reportedly allows clients to obtain both Atlas’ photovoltaic (PV) testing capabilities and Pearl’s testing services, which include PV grid-tied testing; shading and snow load studies; PID characterization; thermography; and PV module performance characterization, from a single source.
“Atlas is extremely pleased to partner with Pearl Laboratories to provide expanded capabilities to our customers,” said Rich Slomko, Global Testing manager for Atlas Material Testing Technology. “The entire PV industry will benefit from this partnership. The combination of our joint capabilities will provide manufacturers with information that is critical to product development, while at the same time supportive of warranty and competitive sales positions.”
“With the combined facilities, capabilities, and know-how of Atlas and Pearl Laboratories, we can now offer the PV industry a complete set of services for the testing, verification, and analysis of PV systems and components and how they will perform in the real world,” said Anders Olsson, CEO of Pearl Laboratories. “Together, we provide critical services for the entire PV supply chain, from component R&D to performance verification and financial modeling.”