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Solar Frontier has become the first company to receive the new JETPVm Certification (Trust Assurance) (JIS Q 8901) from Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories (JET), a Japanese registered certifier of electrical products and other goods.
Solar Frontier submitted its certification request for its CIS thin-film modules in July and officially received the JETPVm Certification on August 9. The certification verifies the reliability of a manufacturer’s PV modules as well as the organization’s customer-support system. Prior to certifying a PV module, JET examines and approves the quality of the product design, its production process and the PV manufacturer’s ability to provide long-term product warranty and customer support.
The certification was established in June by JET to coincide with the launch of Japan’s new FiT programme in July. With this new programme in place, the industry is expecting a boom in investments and activities in the solar industry. Indeed, the Japanese PV market is expected to surge 64% year-on-year in 2012 to 2.05 GW, independent research firm Solarbuzz predicts.
Solar Frontier supplies its CIS modules in around the world including Japan for residential rooftop installations and complex office installations. It also offers a quality management program, under which it trains franchise dealers, distributors and installation contractors in everything from installation to after-sales services. To date, Solar Frontier has trained and certified 18,000 personnel across Japan.