Cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film module manufacturer Abound Solar has received IEC certification from TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory as well as certification by Underwriters Laboratory and the California Energy Commission, meeting UL, IEC, CEC, and CE requirements for its AB1 series of PV modules. As a result, the company can sell its products in the U.S. and across Europe.
“TÜV certification is yet another important milestone for Abound Solar,” commented Ali Zamanpour, Abound Solar’s VP of quality and reliability. “This achievement provides our customers and partners an independent validation of the quality and safety of our products.”
The tests took several months with the modules (60cm x 120cm) receiving accelerated stress testing under various climate conditions, mechanical impact tests, and wind and snow load amongst others.
Abound Solar offers a 25-year power output guarantee for 90% of nominal output during the first 10 years and 80% over 25 years.