Underwriters Laboratories has announced its Master and Fast Track Certification Programs, which have been developed to help PV module manufacturers and production equipment manufacturers move products to market faster by using an original approach to certify complete turnkey solution production lines. Participants in the UL program will be able to supply PV module manufacturers with pre-certified designs, which will reduce project turnaround time and offer better efficiency by avoiding the unnecessary testing, leading to fewer submitted product samples.
“The Master and Fast Track Certification Programs demonstrate UL’s ongoing commitment to solar industry innovations,” said Jeff Smidt, vice president and general manager of UL’s Global Energy Industry. “We strive to develop and enhance our service offerings to meet the needs of today’s demanding renewable energy marketplace.”
The programs will test both international and international UL International Electrotechnical Commission standards including UL1703, UL61730, IEC 61215, IEC 61646 and IEC 61730. All will be made available to global markets in North America, Europe and Asia.