Evergreen Solar’s ES-A series solar panels have recently passed IEC 61701 salt mist corrosion testing for PV panels.
“This recent certification extends the ability of Evergreen Solar panels to be installed virtually anywhere that solar power is viable, and makes our powerful, environmentally-friendly solar panels available to more people,” said Scott Gish, Evergreen Solar’s VP of sales and marketing.
“These panels are already certified for use in climates which have heavy snow or high winds. We are now proud to have one of the few solar panels available in the industry with IEC 61701 certification. This feature is extremely beneficial for customers in regions where sea mist can be an issue like Spain, Italy, France and the coastal regions of the United States.”
The IEC certification exposed the panels to a concentrated salt solution for at least 96 hours, and no mechanical deterioration or corrosion of the panel components was found.