The assets include environmental chambers, a dynamic mechanical load system, a photovoltaic (PV) module performance measurement system and electrical and mechanical test equipment.

The deal also includes custom tools developed to evaluate operating PV plant performance.

Amplify Energy was independently spun off from Yingli Green Energy Americas in 2015.

DNV GL Energy Advisory for the Americas president Carole Barbeau said: "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."

The expansion of DNV GL’s solar capabilities compliments its acquisition of PV Evolution Labs in 2014.

DNV GL department for laboratory services head Elizabeth Mayo said: "Thorough evaluation of PV components in the lab and field requires specialized equipment and world-class facilities designed to enable throughput and repeatability.

"This new capability and equipment will nearly double our capacity to meet the growing needs of the solar industry."

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