Intertek has announced that its Lake Forest, California, facility has successfully increased its IECEE CB scheme testing laboratory (CBTL). The facilities new capabilities now include product safety and conformity assessment testing and certification of PV modules to IEC standards.
“Since expanding our solar testing capabilities in 2008, Intertek has built a leadership position based on fast project turnaround and our high level of customer service,” said Sunny Rai, program director, Photovoltaic & Semiconductor at Intertek. “Providing global certifications complements Intertek’s portfolio of services for renewable energy manufacturers which includes safety and performance testing, design review, field evaluation and more.”
The accreditation will let Intertek conduct one set of tests that will provide manufacturers with market access to the more than 40 countries that take part in the IECEE’s CB scheme. It will also let the company test and issue IECEE CB test certificates to IEC 61730, 61215, 61646, 60897 and 60904 standards for monocrystalline, polycrystalline and thin-film modules.
Intertek’s Lake Forest facility has the solar simulator, environmental chambers, rain and hail testers, impact and the mechanical loading apparatus among many others and the lab is accredited by the State of California Energy Commission for the Solar Home Program, CEC certifications and has agreements with Florida State Energy Centre for data acceptance.