Chinese manufacturer ReneSola's Virtus I and Virtus II modules have obtained JETPVm certification from the Japan Electrical and Environment Technology Laboratories (JET).
The certification, a voluntary PV module scheme operated by JET, represents compliance with relevant international standards through a series of performance and safety tests as well as factory inspections.
JET is a government-designated certification body responsible for factory inspections and product testing of electronic products.
Xianshou Li, ReneSola's chief executive, said: “Similar to JPEC listing, JET certification is considered a critical step for foreign companies entering Japan's solar market.”
Last month ReneSola’s 125-square monocrystalline module was approved by the Japan Photovoltaic Expansion Center for use in the Japanese solar market, meaning it can qualify for the Japanese government’s generous solar feed-in tariff.
Regarding the JET process, Li said: “The application process is comprehensive with strenuous tests that ensure Japanese customers receive the safest, highest quality products.
“Moreover, JET certification speaks to the performance of our solar modules, which we are confident will make a positive contribution to the growth of Japan's solar industry. We will continue to invest in our Japan business to deliver high-efficiency products and household PV solutions to Japanese end users.”