Taiwan-based PV module manufacturer has received the Taiwan Excellent PV award by the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan after its 300W PERC 60-cell module passed advanced reliability tests conducted at Taiwan’s research institute, ITRI.
New tougher reliability testing, designed to provide more improved real-world lab testing characteristics have been championed by NREL and make-up a proposed ‘Qualification Plus’ test that is expected to result in acceptance of new IEC 62804 and IEC 62892 testing standards, which is in draft development.
According to WINAICO, ITRI tested its module for PID, UV, mechanical load, thermal cycling and humidity testing as part of more common tests on modules.
The PID test period defined by ITRI was said to have been lengthened to 288 hours, three times the industry standard of 96 hours.
CL Wang, director of R&D at WINAICO said: “The aim of Taiwan Excellent PV award is to celebrate the quality of Taiwanese solar products and increase manufacturers’ global brand awareness. By winning the Taiwan Excellent PV award, our 300W PERC module not only leads the world in 60-cell module efficiency, but also leads in safety and reliability against real world weather impacts.”