19 October 2010


SoloPower receives IEC European certification for its flexible CIGS PV modules

SoloPower Inc of San Jose, CA, USA has become the first solar company to obtain certification to both IEC (61646 and 61730) standards and UL 1703 standards for flexible, thin-film copper indium gallium di-selenide (CIGS) photovoltaic (PV) modules, enabling it to sell its lightweight CIGS modules in Europe in addition to North America. “We are now on a path to developing global market channels,” says CEO Tim Harris.

SoloPower’s flexible CIGS module achieved IEC 61646 and IEC 61730 certifications through TÜV SÜD America Inc. Previously, in early September, the firm announced that its module had received ETL Mark certification to the UL 1703 standard by Intertek. The certification standards test product durability, safety, reliability, and performance.

The firm has obtained certification under IEC and UL standards for its initial module format, the SFX1 (70Wp and 75Wp, 0.3m x 2.9m, 2.3kg/5lbs). Its SFX1-i3 module (up to 260Wp, 0.88m x 3m, 6.8kg/15lbs.) is currently completing certification testing.

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