LUXEMBOURG/DONGYING, PR China, July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/-- CNPV Solar Power SA, a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, today announced full approval for their complete range of modules under the UK Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). The MCS certificate is a pre-requisite for selling solar panels in the UK market within the Government financial support program. The endorsement will enable customers and value-added partners in the UK, to utilize CNPV's solar panels for reliable, lower cost, electricity generation.
Issued by the leading UK test authority, the British Standards Institution (BSI), the certification attests that CNPV's modules meet or exceed relevant standards for sales in the UK. The MCS approval process includes a factory inspection, to ensure that all production processes conform or exceed safety and reliability standards, as well as thorough product performance evaluation. The net result is the ability to present the CNPV modules, complete with the well established and world respected Kitemark® and the recently introduced MCS mark.
CNPV will introduce the British market to 3 specific high power density premium series module sizes from their product portfolio. This will allow further improvement on their already significant cost benefits. Incorporating all of their latest technology and superior performance, these modules are versatile solutions to the complete requirement of the UK photovoltaic demand. The UK module sizes are CNPV-200M within 1.26sqm area, CNPV-250M within1.6sqm area and CNPV-300M within 1.9sqm area.
The larger area, high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells, anti-reflection coated glass and high conductivity interconnected materials generate the highest efficiencies, outperforming the industry average by 8%. The net effect is increased power without increasing surface area required for installation; it is therefore an ideal solution where space is limited and variable light conditions exist.
The modules are backed by CNPV's 25-year power output and 10-year product workmanship warranty underwritten by reputed European insurance companies. This range is already provided by CNPV on a worldwide basis where superior performance is required, and it is particularly suited to the UK solar electricity generating conditions.
B. Veerraju Chaudary, CNPV's COO and CTO, said, "CNPV is the first in its field to develop and attain MCS certification for the entire range from 10Wp to 300Wp.This is a tremendous achievement for CNPV, and once again allows us to satisfy the tough requirements that our customers demand. The development is part of CNPV's extensive R&D program, dedicated to continuously improving module efficiency. Matching a competitive price structure with proven highest output modules is the way the solar industry will achieve grid parity. CNPV is leading the way towards achieving this goal with our crystalline technology."
CNPV Solar Power SA (NYSE Euronext: ALCNP), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CNPV Dongying Photovoltaic Power Company Limited, is a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products from the production of ingots, wafers and cells to the assembly of PV modules. CNPV designs, manufactures and supplies highly efficient and cost effective 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, CE and MCS) to ensure peak performance and safety. For further information, please visit CNPV's website at: http://www.cnpv-power.com
The MCS is a scheme that certifies low carbon and renewable energy technology products and installers, the ambition is to rapidly grow the microgeneration industry by applying rigorous standards to the manufacture and installation of approved technologies. The MCS therefore gives consumers the guarantee that certified microgeneration products and the installers of those products have conformed to a rigorous set of standards. To be eligible to receive a grant you must use a certified installer and a certified product. For further information, please visit MCS's website at:http://www.microgenerationcertification.org/ Home+and+Business+Owners/Microgeneration+Products/Solar+Photovoltaic/ item9840?applyPosition=true
For more information, please contact:
COO, CTO & Member of the Board
Direct Land Line: +86-546-7795053,
Jane Liu, Director-Investor Relations & Financing
Direct Land Line: +86-546-7795078
SOURCE: CNPV Solar Power SA