DONGYING, Shandong, PR China, June 30, 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 Korean Energy Management Corporation (KEMCO) South Korea has awarded the KEMCO certification to CNPV's Mono Crystalline solar photovoltaic modules with very high power range from 170Wp to 260Wp Models consisting of CNPV-170M & CNPV-260M and Poly crystalline solar photovoltaic modules with very high power range 260Wp Model consisting of CNPV-260P.
"The KEMCO certification confirms CNPV's crystalline solar photovoltaic module design and manufacturing processes adhere to the Korean Institute of Energy Research(KIER) 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, COO, CTO & Member of the Board of CNPV. "We look forward to working closely with KEMCO, KIER, 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 prestigious KEMCO&KIER certification and Product Certification mark, which will provide licence to sell in Korean market and improve our business opportunities in the Korean marketplace," says Zhang Shunfu, CEO of CNPV and B. Veerraju Chaudary, COO, CTO & Member of the Board of CNPV. "In addition to the recently secured KEMCO certification, CNPV holds all other major international IEC certifications, including periodic Inspection, CE, and Quality Management System ISO9001:2008 etc." The company notes that the UL certification is under work-in progress to cater the North America Market during 2010.
The KEMCO standards are very similar to 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, salt spray etc…)
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 Kemco standard 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 KEMCO are designed such that they can co-ordinate with those of the IEC61215 * IEC61730 (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 and 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 KEMCO standard comprises all tests that are part of the safety class II qualification (Safety tested IEC61730 & TUV-Spec 931/2.572.9.)
The qualification certificate corresponding to KEMCO has gained acceptance since January 2009 as the quality symbol for crystalline PV modules. Currently, such a certificate is a mandatory requirement for Korean government 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 KEMCO, ICIM & TUV Rhineland 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, CNPV 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, KEMCO, 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
For more information, please contact:
COO, CTO & Member of the Board
Direct Land Line: +86-546-7795053,
Jane Liu, Senior Manager- Investor Relations & Financing
Direct Land Line: +86-546-7795078
SOURCE: CNPV Dongying Photovoltaic Power Company Limited
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