8 June 2011

First Solar’s CdTe PV modules receive UK MCS certification

First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ, USA, which makes thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules based on cadmium telluride (CdTe) as well as providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services, says that its Series 3 modules FS-370 to FS-385 have received accreditation under the UK Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), opening the door to their use in systems that benefit from the UK’s feed-in tariff.

The MCS accreditation is an internationally recognized quality assurance scheme which validates the quality and reliability of approved products that satisfy rigorous standards. Product certification involves type testing of products and an assessment of the manufacturing processes, materials, procedures, and staff training.

“MCS is a key prerequisite to serving the UK market,” says TK Kallenbach, head of First Solar’s Components Business Group. “Installers and products that carry the MCS mark provide end-customers with assurance that their PV systems comply with rigorous international standards.”

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