CNPV announced that TÜV Rheinland Group awarded the International Elector Technical Commission certification (IEC) to CNPV’s crystalline solar photovoltaic modules power range from 160-185Wp. The IEC61215Ed2 and IEC61730, correspondingly EN6125Ed2 and EN61730, encompass the examination of all parameters which are accountable for the ageing of PV modules and describes the different qualification tests on the basis of the artificial load of the materials.
“The IEC61215 Ed2 & IEC61730 certification confirms CNPV’s crystalline solar photovoltaic module design and manufacturing processes adhere to the commission stringent requirements for functional, mechanical and Safety capabilities for long-term performance operation under open air environments, and validates our improvements in manufacturing standards and process efficiencies and our commitments to operating performance, Safety and stability,” said B. Veerraju Chaudary, Chief Technology and Operating Officer of CNPV.
The tests are “passed” if after the test is complete, no major visual defects are found and the output power has not, or only faintly, degraded from its initial value. The standard IEC61730 includes the requirements for the design and testing of PV modules regarding the qualification for the safe electrical and mechanical operation through their anticipated lifetime.
Zhang Shunfu, CEO of CNPV, added, “In addition to the recently secured TUV certification mark, CNPV holds all other major international SPV certifications, including periodic Inspection and CE etc.” The company notes that its manufacturing process is ISO 9001:2000 certified and the UL certification is categorized as a work-in progress to cater the North America Market during 2009.
The qualification certificate, in regards to IEC6125Ed2 and IEC61730, has become correlated with the symbol for quality in crystalline PV modules and is currently required for most national and international funding programs.