One of the largest PV reliability testing centres in the world, Canadian Solar, Inc.’s test facility in Changshu, China has received accreditation from the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS). The ISO/IEC17025 accreditation will build on the centre’s credibility in the reliability testing arena.
The state-of-the-art photovoltaic reliability testing centre boasts a total combined indoor and outdoor testing space of more than 2,000m2. Equipped with an array of cutting-edge test equipment including walk-in climate chambers, mechanical load and hail testers, pulse and continuous solar simulators, electroluminescence testers and first class infrared cameras, the tests carried out in the facility conform to the IEC61215 and IEC61730-2 standards.
“I am very proud and honored that our photovoltaic reliability testing center has achieved accreditation for conformity to ISO/IEC17025, the highest international accreditation standard, usually only available for standard and calibration laboratories,” commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar. “This is one of the first PV manufacturer-owned photovoltaic testing labs in the world to receive such an accreditation.”