CFV Solar Test Laboratory, Inc. (CFV) is a new photovoltaic test center that is jointly owned by CSA International, VDE Testing and Certification Institute, Fraunhofer ISE, and Fraunhofer CSE. It is located in Albuquerque, NM, in a new state-of-the art facility. CFV performs safety, performance and reliability testing of PV modules. CFV test laboratory is able to provide global certification, combining testing to North American standards (UL 1703), and International standards (IEC 61215, 61646 and 61730-2). CFV cooperates closely with the co-located Fraunhofer research center to provide testing solutions for the most advanced PV-technologies and to promote the development of new testing methodologies.