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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 Vikram Solar

Here are the PSI Ratings for modules from Vikram Solar, 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
1Vikram SolarEldora VSP.72.325.03Polycrystalline3258.64*93
2Vikram SolarEldora VSP.60.270.03Polycrystalline2708.56*92
3Vikram SolarEldora VSP.72.320.03Polycrystalline3208.50*91
4Vikram SolarEldora VSP.60.265.03Polycrystalline2658.40*89
5Vikram SolarEldora VSP.72.315.03Polycrystalline3158.37*88
6Vikram SolarEldora VSPB.60.265.03Polycrystalline2658.32*87
7Vikram SolarEldora VSP.72.310.03Polycrystalline3108.24*84
8Vikram SolarEldora VSP.60.260.03Polycrystalline2608.24*84
9Vikram SolarEldora VSPB.60.260.03Polycrystalline2608.17*82
10Vikram SolarEldora VSP.72.305.03Polycrystalline3058.12*80
11Vikram SolarEldora VSP.60.255.03Polycrystalline2558.09*79
12Vikram SolarEldora VSPB.60.255.03Polycrystalline2558.01*76
13Vikram SolarEldora VSP.72.300.03Polycrystalline3007.97*74
14Vikram SolarEldora VSP.60.250.03Polycrystalline2507.94*72
15Vikram SolarEldora VSPB.60.250.03Polycrystalline2507.86*69
16Vikram SolarEldora VSP.72.295.03Polycrystalline2957.84*67
17Vikram SolarEldora VSP.60.245.03Polycrystalline2457.79*64
18Vikram SolarEldora VSPB.60.245.03Polycrystalline2457.71*61
19Vikram SolarEldora VSP.60.240.03Polycrystalline2407.69*59
20Vikram SolarELDORA 270Polycrystalline2707.04*23

* 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.