PV module manufacturer Upsolar has furthered its global reach by acquiring certification to verify that its modules can withstand salt mist and ammonia exposure. The certification, bestowed by conformity assessment laboratory Bureau Veritas (BV) LCIE China, verifies that the company’s modules – both the standard modules and those with the Zep Solar and SOLRIF frames – will continue to yield high performance in coastal and agricultural areas.
The tests conducted certify the modules to the IEC 610701 standard, which shows that the modules showed no decline in overall performance from elevated levels of salt mist. The test also exposed the modules to high amounts of ammonia, common in agricultural areas, and their continued high performance resulted in their qualification for the IEC 62716 Ed.1 standard.
“Our goal is to make quality solar power technology the best choice in a variety of harsh elements found in countries all over the world. This certification represents another step toward achieving that aspiration by assuring customers from coastal and agricultural regions that their installations will not be negatively impacted by everyday conditions,” said Zhe Jiang, CEO of Upsolar.