Device Performance Calibration Pricing

NREL’s Cell and Module Performance Group provides high-precision, accurate photovoltaic (PV) cell and module testing with six weeks or less turnaround time. We position organizations for success by providing the most accurate PV calibrations in the world. 

The U.S. Department of Energy subsidizes the cost of calibrations for all companies and labs that have US DOE Solar Energy Technology Office subcontracts, plus all U.S. universities, and all U.S. national laboratories. All other customers pay the full, non-subsidized cost of calibrations.

Non-Subsidized/Commercial Pricing (Per Device)
Testing Service/Price per Device1 Device2 Devices3 Devices4 Devices5 Devices (or more)
1-sun photovoltaic module$1,855.00$1,265.00$1,068.33$970.00$911.00
Bifacial 1-sun photovoltaic module$2,508.00$1,780.50$1,538.00$1,416.75$1,344.00
Single junction 1-sun solar cell$1,286.00$872.00$734.00$665.00$623.60
Bifacial 1-sun solar cell$1,557.00$1,108.50$959.00$884.25$839.40
Single junction 1-sun solar cell, special measurement procedures$2,620.00$1,666.50$1,348.67$1,189.75$1,094.40
ISO 17025 accredited calibration of a packaged single junction reference cell$1,823.00$1,294.50$1,118.33$1,030.25$977.40
1-sun solar cell with 2 junctions$1,632.00$1,068.00$880.00$786.00$729.60
1-sun solar cell with 2 junctions, special measurement procedures$3,555.00$2,331.50$1,923.67$1,719.75$1,597.40
1-sun solar cells with >2 junctions$2,292.00$1,481.50$1,211.33$1,076.25$995.20
Special procedures$1,000.00$1,000.00$1,000.00$1,000.00$1,000.00
DOE-Subsidized/Non-Commercial Pricing

The U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technology Office provides funding to NREL’s Cell and Module Performance group to subsidize over 90% of the cost of PV performance measurements for all companies and labs that have U.S. DOE Solar Energy Technology Office subcontracts, plus all U.S. universities, and all U.S. national laboratories.  These customers are able to submit up to 5 devices per request for a $250 assessment fee per request.  To optimize the availability of these resources to the U.S. PV community we ask that you limit the number of samples to those necessary for your R&D needs.