CNPV readies for Japanese push with JET certification

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Solar manufacturer CNPV has attained certification from Japan Electrical Safety & Environmental Technology Laboratories (JET) for its range of modules clearing the way for them to enter the Japanese market.

The company’s Optimal Premium Series were required to pass the JET tests which cover design, construction, reliability and performance.

“The JET certification process is highly stringent,” said Bypina Veerraju Chaudary, COO and CTO, CNPV.

“PV module components must meet not only IEC61215 and IEC61730 standards, but also UL1730, UL746C and UL94 standards. The testing and review processes took numerous months. Our commitment to the Japanese market, in all of its forms, is now further underscored with the JET mark approval,” he added.

“Our historic successes within the Japanese arena have been achieved with individual enthusiastic customers carrying out similar evaluations and establishing the depth of our quality, performance, longevity and service,” said Chaudary adding that the JET approval would now open up a larger customer base in Japan.

Many commentators have tipped the Japanese market for massive growth but China is likely to remain the largest deployer in 2013.

The country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry recently opened an investigation into why only 10% of the large-scale schemes approved under its Feed-in tariff. An official told PV Tech that unbuilt projects could be cancelled.

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