SoloPower first to earn both IEC, UL 1703 certifications for thin film CIGS modules

Source: SoloPower, Inc.

SoloPower, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of flexible, thin film solar cells and modules has become the first solar company to obtain certification to both IEC (61646 and 61730) standards and UL 1703 standards for flexible, thin film CIGS modules. This pacesetting accomplishment enables SoloPower to sell flexible, lightweight CIGS modules in Europe in addition to North America.

"Achieving these certifications clearly puts us in a position to offer our global customers a better solution to many of the challenges they are facing," stated SoloPower CEO Tim Harris. "We are now on a path to developing global market channels for this powerful, lightweight, low-cost product offering."

Mustafa Pinarbasi, SoloPower CTO, added, "Certification of our flexible modules against IEC and UL standards is a direct result of outstanding efforts by our team, demonstrating significant advances in our technology and products."

SoloPower's flexible CIGS module achieved IEC 61646 and IEC 61730 certifications through TUV SUD America, Inc. Prior to that, SoloPower's flexible module received ETL Mark certification to the UL 1703 standard by Intertek. These certification standards test product durability, safety, reliability, and performance.

SoloPower modules offer an unmatched combination of power and cost effectiveness, packaged in a durable, lightweight, flexible form. The company has obtained certification under IEC and UL standards for its initial module format, the SFX1 module (70Wp and 75Wp, 0.3m x 2.9m, 2.3kg / 5lbs.). SoloPower's SFX1-i3 module (up to 260Wp, 0.88m x 3m, 6.8kg/15lbs.) is currently completing certification testing.



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