BioSolar hopes to reduce the preparation time for PV panel manufactures prior to submitting their PV panels for Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification or recertification under UL1703 through its new volume sampling program.
The company’s BioBacksheet product has officially obtained UL material certification, and is currently undergoing a long-term test by UL to determine the relative thermal index (RTI) of the material. Once this is complete, PV manufacturers can submit the full BioBacksheet solar panel for further certification.
“After confirmation of our UL material certification in February, there has been a surge in interest from PV panel manufacturers around the world that want to use BioBacksheet in their solar panels,” said Dr. Stanley Levy, CTO of BioSolar. “We have been busy fulfilling manufacturers’ requests for modest quantities of samples for internal testing.”
“The results from the small sample testing have been very positive and manufacturers are now asking for larger quantities for use in their commercial production lines. This will reduce the time it takes to produce commercial quantities of BioBacksheet based solar panels after full panel UL certification. We anticipate that full panel UL certification will be merely procedural for the majority of manufacturers after UL publishes the preliminary RTI value for BioBacksheet,” concluded Levy.