This February, Konarka made the announcement that its OPV modules were the first OPV technology to pass individual critical tests for IEC 61646, an accelerated lifetime testing protocol, by TÜV Rheinland. The company has now stated that its organic solar modules have passed IEC stress tests under IEC 61646. The testing was conducted by TÜV Rheinland at its Solar Energy Assessment Centre (SEAC) in Cologne, Germany.
“In addition to the many rigid, glass-based applications where Konarka’s Power Plastic has been designed into OEM products, customers using Power Plastic in applications requiring a flexible photovoltaic material can now move forward with product lifetime confidence as a result of this most recent TÜV Rheinland performance testing,” commented Howard Berke, chairman, CEO and co-founder of Konarka. “For customers who want to take advantage of Power Plastic’s extensive product features, including colour options, transparency and custom sizes, Konarka continues to extend tremendous, independent validation for Power Plastic’s lifetime performance for applications requiring flexibility, conformance to contours and standalone applications.”