SHANGHAI--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced a significant step toward expanding its global market share: verification of high performance in coastal and agricultural areas, both popular locations for PV installations. The company earned certification from conformity assessment laboratory Bureau Veritas (BV) LCIE China for demonstrating that its modules – both standard-type and those with the Zep® Solar and SOLRIF® frames – can withstand both the above average levels of salt spray common to coastal regions, and the ammonia exposure prevalent in agricultural environments.
Module performance degradation is a major concern for PV installations sited near waterways. Following an extensive analysis, BV LCIE determined that Upsolar modules meet all the criteria required to achieve IEC 610701 standard, showing no decline in overall performance from elevated levels of salt mist.
Similarly, high amounts of ammonia in agricultural areas such as livestock farms can be detrimental to the functionality of PV installations. Upsolar modules demonstrated no working signs of corrosion following ammonia testing by BV LCIE, qualifying the products 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. “We take great pride in consistently improving the customer experience and will continue to seek product validation from esteemed bodies to help put solar end users at ease.”
Upsolar’s “Excellence at Each Step” manufacturing process produces high quality modules verified to meet International Electrochemical Commission (IEC) safety and Underwriters Laboratory (UL) reliability standards. For more information on the company’s certifications, please visit: upsolar.com/usa/products/certifications.aspx
Upsolar is a leading international solar module developer and producer, offering the solar industry’s best quality/price ratio in the global PV market. With vertically integrated, diversified manufacturing platforms, as well as an R&D-supported quality control management system, Upsolar produces high quality, reliable solar modules backed by a world-class warranty, at competitive prices. Headquartered in Shanghai, Upsolar has offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America to support an international customer-base, providing on-site technical support, customer service and product development teams. For more information, visit www.upsolar.com.
About Bureau Veritas
Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performances by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. Bureau Veritas is recognized and accredited by major national and international organizations. For more information, visit www.bureauveritas.com.