27 July 2011

First Solar’s PV modules receive IEC certification for effectiveness in coastal environments

First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA says that its cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules have received a new international certification confirming that its technology can be used in a variety of operating conditions, including coastal environments.

First Solar’s Series 3 modules have passed the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) 61701 salt mist corrosion test, which studies module performance in coastal environments characterized by corrosive salt mist.

“This certification further demonstrates the robustness and versatility of First Solar's PV technology," says John Kufner, director of global module product management. "The data shows that our modules can be expected to produce clean electricity in coastal marine environments without any performance concerns,” he adds. 

All First Solar modules are backed by a 25-year performance warranty and covered by a pre-funded collection and recycling program.

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