Chinese tier-1 PV manufacturer Hareon Solar Technology’s product testing laboratory has recently met TÜV SÜD’s on-site testing standards.
The meeting of the TMP (Testing at Manufacturers Premises) laboratory qualification standards means Hareon Solar can shorten the testing period and authentication period for new product introductions as testing in-house is the equivalent of contracting with the likes of TÜV SÜD at outside facilities.
Hongbo Li, Hareon Solar’s CTO said, “The TMP qualified laboratory means that, first of all, the product quality of Hareon Solar has been highly recognized in the solar industry. Secondly, it shortens time for the new product launch and allows Hareon Solar to provide efficient and high quality service to cater to different customers’ needs.”
Hareon Solar’s laboratory is expected to be equipped with the appropriate IEC61215/61730 testing capability. TÜV SÜD typically inspects qualified facilities on a regular basis to ensure standard testing procedures are being met.
The company spent around US$38.8 million on R&D expenditure in 2014, according to its annual financial report, placing it amongst the top five R&D PV manufacturing spenders last year, according to PV Tech’s annual R&D spending report of 12 major PV manufacturers.