DONGYING, Shandong, PR China, Jan 12, 2009/Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- CNPV, a leading multi product solar company that produces ingots, wafers, cells & solar modules, and has strong presence in the solar photovoltaic space that designs, manufactures and supplies highly efficient and cost effective crystalline solar photovoltaic modules, today announced that ICIM/Euro Test Lab, Italy has awarded the International Electro Technical Commission(IEC) certification to CNPV's Mono crystalline solar photovoltaic modules power range from 200Wp to 250Wp Models consisting of CNPV-200M, CNPV-210M,CNPV-220M,CNPV-230M,CNPV-240M & CNPV-250M and Poly crystalline solar photovoltaic modules power range from 190Wp to 240Wp Models consisting of CNPV-190P,CNPV-200P,CNPV-210P, CNPV-220P,CNPV-230P & CNPV-240P.
"The IEC61215 Ed2 & IEC61730 certification confirms CNPV's crystalline solar photovoltaic module design and manufacturing processes adhere to the commission stringent requirements for functional, mechanical and Safety capabilities for long-term performance operation under open air environments, and validates our improvements in manufacturing standards and process efficiencies and our commitments to operating performance, Safety and stability," said B. Veerraju Chaudary, Chief Technology & Operating Officer(CTO & COO) of CNPV. "We look forward to working closely with ICIM, Euro Test Lab Italy, TUV Germany Groups and other international testing organizations as we continue to enhance our research and development efforts for both new and existing products to meet the customer requirements."
"We are pleased to obtain this IEC certification and ICIM Product Certification mark, which will improve our business opportunities in the European and Asian marketplace," says Zhang Shunfu, CEO of CNPV. "In addition to the recently secured TUV & ICIM certifications, CNPV holds all other major international SPV certifications, including periodic Inspection, CE, and Quality Management System ISO9001:2000 etc." The company notes that the UL certification is under work-in progress to cater the North America Market during 2010.
The IEC61215Ed2 and IEC61730, respectively EN61215Ed2 & EN61730, comprises the examination of all parameters which are responsible for the ageing of PV modules and describes the various qualification tests on the basis of the artificial load of the materials. In particular one differs between the following load groups:
Sunlight incl. UV
Climate (changing of climates, coldness, warmth, humidity)
Mechanical load (hail, wind suction, wind pressure, snow)
The tests are judged to be passed, if after the qualification tests no major visual defects are detected and the output power has not or only slightly degraded from its initial value. The standard IEC61730 comprises the requirements for the design and the testing of PV modules regarding the qualification for the safe electrical and mechanical operation throughout their expected lifetime. The test sequences of the IEC61730 are designed such that they can co-ordinate with those of the IEC61215 (PV modules-design qualification and type approval) and the test samples may be used for the performance as well as for the safety qualification. Among the test categories are:
- general inspection
- electric shock hazard
- mechanical stress
- environmental stress
Besides the basic tests, the standard foresees additional tests that depend on the module end-use applications, which are categorized in classes A, B and C. The tests are judged to be passed, if the test applied would not result into potential electric shock, fire and personal injury. The IEC61730 comprises all tests that are part of the safety class II qualification (Safety tested TUV-Spec 931/2.572.9.)
The qualification certificate corresponding to IEC61215Ed2 & IEC61730 has gained acceptance in the past few years as the quality symbol for crystalline PV modules. Currently, such a certificate is required for most national and international funding programs.
The safety and quality of a product is not only the result of its design, but also of constant attention to details throughout production. Whether or not required by law, manufacturers often request objective, independent monitoring of regular production, to ensure that high design standards are maintained. CNPV has ICIM & TUV Rheinland to test this product, using established standards for independent monitoring and auditing, including statistical checking.
China Solar Photovoltaic SA (NYSE Euronext: ALCNP), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, China Photovoltaic Group Dongying Photovoltaic Power Company Limited, is a leading multi product solar company that produces ingots, wafers, cells & solar modules, and has strong presence in the solar photovoltaic space that designs, manufactures and supplies highly efficient and cost effective terrestrial crystalline solar photovoltaic modules. Reliability & longevity are built into our world-class crystalline solar photovoltaic modules, which undergo rigorous internal tests and external certifications (IEC61215, IEC61730, UL, and CE) to ensure peak performance and safety. CNPV uses state-of-the-art technology to offer high quality, innovative crystalline solar photovoltaic solutions that cater to the needs of individual customers, large institutions as well as entire communities' worldwide. For further information, please visit CNPV's website at http://www.cnpv-power.com
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Chief Operating & Technology Officer (COO & CTO)
Jane Liu, Manager- Investor Relations & Financing
SOURCE: CNPV Dongying Photovoltaic Power Company Limited
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