Underwriters Laboratories has certified Antaris Solar's AS M and AS P series of PV modules. The company's modules have also been certified by German testing organization TÜV Nord for quality and safety assurance.
The AS M series of high-efficiency monocrystalline-silicon panels feature a power output of 190W and more, while the AS P series of regular and black polycrystalline-silicon modules have outputs of at least 230W.
UL certification requires an extensive set of electrical and mechanical tests of the modules over several months, including accelerated stress testing under various climate conditions, mechanical impact tests, wind, snow, fire, rain, and arcing—all of which were passed by the Antaris models.
“Receiving our certifications is an important milestone for our company so that our customers can be assured that our products comply with all safety standards,' stated Antaris founder/CEO Michael Goede. “We are very excited to be able to bring our products to the U.S. after success in European markets.”
The German-based company recently opened a branch in Mechanicsburg, PA, and has plans for market penetration in the northeast region of the US.