JinkoSolar opens PV module testing lab in China, receives UL WTDP certificate

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JinkoSolar Holdings has opened a PV module testing lab in Jiangxi, China, which was awarded the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Witness Testing Data Program (WTDP) certificate. The company worked with UL to obtain certification and will now be able to offer customers and third parties testing facilities, under the supervision of UL personnel, with an aim to ensure high quality and expedite the time to market.

Jinko’s new lab can run over 16 different tests ranging from basic pressure and impact to hot spot, pre-decay and UV aging tests. All the tests conform to UL and IEC regulations with the factory being outfitted with state-of-the art equipment to ensure the testing is conducted in accordance with UL test standards and procedures.

UL provided technical guidance and oversight during the establishment of the laboratory. JinkoSolar notes that in the next two to three years, it hopes to reach a higher level of strategic partnership with UL under the Client Test Data Program (CTDP), under which JinkoSolar will be authorized by UL to conduct test programs independently.

“The newly established JinkoSolar lab marks our first local witness testing lab in the Jiangxi province of China. Together with our global business development experience, these local testing capabilities affirm UL's efforts to expand and optimize our local services as we provide robust and effective support to the manufacturing industry,” said UL Knowledge Services representative David Qian. “As an established and committed advocate for wider adoption of photovoltaics, JinkoSolar will be able enhance its own testing capabilities through its partnership with UL. We are pleased with our collaboration with JinkoSolar to promote Jinko's testing capability and professional skill under the support by UL Knowledge Services for exclusive training and consulting on WTDP program, and look forward to working more closely in the field of PV products testing and certification in the future.”

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