Soliant Energy’s concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) flagship product, SE-500X, has officially received UL Listing from Underwriters Laboratories and has also been certified under the SU 8703 UL draft standard, a new code defined specifically to test safety parameters of CPV products.
“The full commercial potential of rooftop CPV will only be reached when customers can install systems with the peace-of-mind that all safety standards have been met or exceeded. This new UL standard, SU 8703, ensures that rigorous safety standards have been met and is a critical enabler to the accelerated growth of our industry,” said Terry Bailey, chief executive of Soliant Energy.
“UL’s global footprint of technical experts and our state-of-the-art facilities help manufacturers gain the compliance credentials they need to compete in the global marketplace. Safety is of critical importance to rooftop commercial solar and we are gratified to see Soliant become the first to comply with the SU 8703 standard,” said Evelyn Butler, director of UL’s Renewable Energy Sector.
“This UL listing, and meeting the stringent requirements of SU 8703, enables us to move forward with our vision of turning empty commercial rooftops into productive, highly efficient energy sources. Now we are assured that the SE-500X meets the tough safety standards set forth by state and city planners,” continued Bailey.