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The Principal Solar Institute Module Ratings

The Principal Solar Institute’s scientifically designed and certified combination of tests and performance standards provide an unbiased, comprehensive rating system – the PSI PV module rating. Seven essential characteristics related to initial and long-term PV module performance are combined to create the PSI Rating:

  • Actual Tested Maximum Power vs. Advertised
  • Temperature Coefficient at Maximum Power
  • Power at Low Irradiance to Power at High Irradiance Ratio
  • Normal Operating Cell Temperature (NOCT)
  • Total Area Efficiency
  • Negative Power Tolerance
  • Annual Power Reduction

These ratings allow you to make comparisons when analyzing PV modules and help you select the optimal PV module.

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PSI Ratings – PV Solar Modules from alfasolar

Here are the PSI Ratings for modules from alfasolar, calculated based on initial performance test data. If you don’t see a solar module that you are considering, contact us and we will try to add it.

Rank Manufacturer Model Type Power
(W DC)
PSI Rating Percentile
1alfasolaralfasolar M6L60-265Monocrystalline2658.61*93
2alfasolaralfasolar M6L60-260Monocrystalline2608.44*90
3alfasolaralfasolar M6L60-255Monocrystalline2558.27*86
4alfasolaralfasolar M6L60-250Monocrystalline2508.04*77
5alfasolaralfasolar P6L60-250Polycrystalline2507.96*73
6alfasolaralfasolar M6L60-245Monocrystalline2457.88*70
7alfasolaralfasolar P6L60-245Polycrystalline2457.79*65
8alfasolaralfasolar M6L60-240Monocrystalline2407.73*61
9alfasolaralfasolar P6L60-240Polycrystalline2407.63*56
10alfasolaralfasolar P6L60-235Polycrystalline2357.47*46
11alfasolaralfasolar P6L60-230Polycrystalline2307.26*34
12alfasolaralfasolar P6L60-225Polycrystalline2257.11*26
13alfasolaralfasolar P6L60-220Polycrystalline2206.96*19

* Modules denoted with an “*” use estimated values for one or more characteristics. Manufacturers can contact us to provide the missing data for these PV modules.

NOTE: PSI Ratings are based on publicly available data, and are subject to change as additional data and proprietary analyses become available for long-term performance.