Upsolar has obtained certification – in partnership with mounting structure manufacturers Soleos Solar and Oxysoleil – from the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), which ensures the quality and safety of sustainable construction through research, assessment and evaluation. Additional certifications are also in process with Mecosun and Renusol.
Upsolar was required to submit a complete description of its components and manufacturing processes, as well as information on its online quality controls and test reports from third-party laboratories before being considered for CSTB approval. Soleos Solar and Oxysoleil were also required to present detailed calculations and technical product renderings to demonstrate adherence to national building codes, including waterproofing capabilities and resistance to mechanical loads and corrosion.
“We take great pride in our ‘Excellence at Each Step’ manufacturing approach, which combines vertically integrated production with vigilant quality control and extensive testing both internally and with outside entities,” said Adrien Pellarin, Upsolar’s technical support manager. “The high standards we place on our products were reflected throughout the CSTB testing process, and this certification is a much-appreciated validation of our dedication to quality.”
“Earning validation from a respected organization like the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment is an invaluable measure of excellence, and we’ve found that many insurance providers and solar integrators are now exclusively requesting CSTB-certified products for this reason,” said Emilie Fages, sales representative of Upsolar Europe. “Now that our modules and multiple partners’ mounting systems have successfully passed CSTB’s rigorous testing process, we are confident our business will see rapid growth throughout the French solar market.”
Upsolar’s latest certifications cover the company’s monocrystalline and polycrystalline modules as well as its building-integrated and rack-mounted systems. Additional product and system certifications are expected this year.