PV LAB Australia is a specialized test lab with a focus on quality assurance and risk evaluation for PV modules and components. Our independent lab is headquartered in Canberra, Australia and can evaluate samples ranging in size from just one module through to statistical sampling of the large numbers needed for a solar farm.
We assess performance on day one, damage that may have occurred during transportation to or within Australia and technical performance and reliability throughout the service life of a module.
We support banks and investors for larger solar farms and are a competent contact for technical questions. In addition to the tests and measurements defined in IEC standards, we offer a variety of other measurements.
Quality assurance and risk evaluation for PV modules and components
Michelle has worked in solar energy since 1996. She is currently a consultant to the PV industry, co-founder and Director of PV Lab Australia. Michelle was also the CEO and one of the founders of Spark Solar Australia, an Australian company seed-funded by a group of German experts in the photovoltaic field with the mission of raising funds to establish a PV manufacturing company in Australia. Prior to this, she worked in the photovoltaic group at the University of Konstanz in Germany, where she was group leader of the novel devices group. She has a PhD from the photovoltaic group at the Australian National University. Michelle has twice held a world record for high efficiency solar cells.
Lawrence is a co-founder & Director of PV Lab Australia who comes from an engineering and commercial background and currently contracts to companies in the renewables sector. His most recent clients include Canadian Solar where he is involved in utility scale solar PV site assessment and ActewAGL Distribution where he worked with technical connectivity assessment of embedded generation proposals. He is currently also responsible for Project Leadership and Business Planning at Solar Share, which is developing a community solar farm in the ACT. He has previously worked with Canberra based solar installer Armada Solar where he project managed several solar installations that were, at the time, the largest in the ACT.