|a) testing laboratory
body, or organization, that performs tests and provides a formal, written report of the results
NOTE In cases where the laboratory forms part of an organization that carries out activities in addition to testing and calibration, the term "laboratory" refers only to that part of the organization that actually performs the testing of PV modules, components and complete systems.
b) testing laboratory (third-party)
testing body laboratory that possesses the necessary technical competence to perform the required tests, and is other than one operated or controlled by a manufacturer, supplier, or buyer (user) of a certified product or service in that it has no organizational, financial, or commercial involvement with the producer or buyer that might pose a potential conflict of interest