DNV GL says it has expanded its solar offering with new capabilities, facilities and expertise through the purchase of key assets from Amplify Energy.
Amplify Energy was created in 2015 when it was independently spun off from Yingli Green Energy Americas Inc., a partially owned subsidiary of Yingli Green Energy Holding Co.
“With these additions, DNV GL continues to expand as the premier solar testing and asset management resource for manufacturers, investors, developers and operators around the world,” says Carole Barbeau, DNV GL’s president of energy advisory for the Americas.
According to DNV GL, the new assets include environmental chambers, a dynamic mechanical load system, a precision PV module performance measurement system, and additional electrical and mechanical test equipment. Also included are custom tools developed to perform precise evaluation of operating PV plant performance.
“Thorough evaluation of PV components in the lab and field requires specialized equipment and world-class facilities designed to enable throughput and repeatability,” remarks Elizabeth Mayo, DNV GL’s head of the department for laboratory services. “This new capability and equipment will nearly double our capacity to meet the growing needs of the solar industry.”
This additional expansion of DNV GL’s solar capabilities complements its acquisition of PV Evolution Labs in 2014. DNV GL says its solar-related testing services include PV module, inverter, battery, and mounting/tracking system qualification and batch verification testing.