South Korean PV module manufacturer, SolarPark Korea, originally a joint venture firm with SolarWorld AG, said it had officially entered the UK solar market, which is expected to be the largest in Europe in 2014.
To demonstrate the product reliability of its modules, SolarPark Korea said it had successfully obtained a technical review of its products by OST Energy, a UK based independent engineering consultancy specialized in technical reviews regarding credibility of PV module performance and active in all areas of PV engineering consultancy within the global PV industry.
SolarPark Korea operates a 600MW fully automated production facility deploying SolarWorld’s technology and processes since 2009. The company noted that it had continued to obtain additional reliability tests from numerous recognized institutions as product credibility has become a growing concern for many customers.
PV Tech reported in 2012 that the company had two 60 cell monocrystalline and three multicrystalline module series pass the Potential Induced Degradation (PID) test, conducted at Photovoltaic Institute Berlin (PI Berlin) and certified by TÜV-SUD.
South Korean PV manufacturers are also benefiting from increased demand in their domestic market, which is more focused on the residential and commercial markets requiring high-efficiency modules.