The Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin is a leading technical advisor, risk manager and quality assurance provider for PV power plants and equipment. With its experienced team of researchers, scientists and engineers, the Institute offers a wide range of design, testing and evaluation services with a focus on the risk management and quality assurance of PV equipment and complex PV power plants. The Institute has an IEC 17025 accredited test laboratory at its Berlin location for evaluating the performance, reliability and durability of solar modules. Another test laboratory is located in Suzhou, China.
Modules are tested according to strict criteria that meet or exceed IEC standards. SolarBuyer, a leading provider of factory audits, merged with PI Berlin in 2018. The Institute was established twelve years ago by PV experts Prof. Dr Stefan Krauter, Sven Lehmann and Dr Paul Grunow, a founder of Solon and Q CELLS.