Upsolar announced that the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), in conjunction with ICIM, issued two new certifications for its 60-cell modules, which feature Schweizer Solrif (SOLar Roof Integration Frame) frames.
IEC certifications’, through ICIM, are considered by Upsolar as a step towards obtaining certification from the French Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB), which will allow customers to access FiTs available in the country. Upsolar notes that other products in its portfolio have already received CSTB certifications.
“Given a globally challenging economic environment, it is increasingly important for module manufacturers to invest in certifications that will facilitate access to government incentives and increase the financial feasibility of installing solar systems,” said Stephane Dufrenne, chief technology officer of Upsolar. “By proactively working toward these non-mandatory recognitions, Upsolar is expanding access to PV in the Italian and the French markets while gaining valuable market share in these regions.”