Trina Solar has claimed its State Key Laboratory Testing Center has become the first institute to attain TUV Rheinland’s Power Measurement Uncertainty Assessment Service (“UAS”) Certificate.
The certificate authenticates the facility’s on-site power measurements. All products assessed at the centre will now carry the TUV Rheinland certification mark. Trina’s processes, equipment and staff carrying out testing conform with both TUV and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards.
“The PV industry is facing fierce competition. Modules verified by an objective third party greatly enhance customer confidence and increase sales,” said Wei Zhou, VP of Trina Solar’s quality department. “With the continuing development of solar power in China, ensuring the quality of solar power plants is paramount. TUV Rheinland's recognition of our internal power measurement system assures our partners and customers of the reliability and quality of our modules.”
Robert Struwe, VP of TUV Rheinland Greater China Solar/Fuelcell Technology Division said the certification was not a one-off test but a “continuous process of improvement and optimisation”.
“We are pleased to see Trina Solar become the first solar company to pass the assessment for corporate laboratory power measurement. Throughout the verification process we witnessed Trina Solar's unremitting commitment to improvement and we look forward to further support Trina Solar in the future,” added Struwe.