A must for PV installations located in coastal regions, aleo solar’s S_18 module has passed the most stringent salt spray test, which was certified by SGS Société Générale de Surveillance SA. Certification from this independent body is based on IEC 61701:1995 / DIN EN 61701:2000-8, though is a voluntary quality test.
“The certificate shows that aleo solar AG manufactures to a high standard using premium quality components and that the production process benefits from the company's many years of experience and is continually being refined,” remarked Dr. Jens Sabotke, CTO of aleo solar AG.
The S_18 module past the severity level 6 test, which lasts for 1,280 hours and includes eight test cycles that includes modules sprayed for two hours with a five percent solution of sodium chloride at an ambient temperature of between 15°C and 35°C.
The module is then stored for 22 hours at a temperature of 40°C and a relative humidity of 93%. This procedure is repeated four times in each successive test cycle to simulate lifetime conditions in the field.