16 November 2011

HelioVolt CIGS PV modules receive UL and IEC certifications

HelioVolt Corp of Austin, TX, USA, which makes monolithically integrated copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film photovoltaic modules for the commercial rooftop and utility markets, says that its HVC-170X modules have received ANSI/UL-1703, IEC-61646 and IEC-61730 certifications, as tested and certified by Intertek-ETL.

HelioVolt says that its standards for module performance and reliability have been validated extensively across internal and third-party testing sites. “The rigorous outdoor testing and reliability programs we have invested in over the past three years have given us great confidence in the superior performance of our modules. We are pleased to offer the first in a rapidly developing series of commercially available products to our strategic customers," says founder & chairman Dr BJ Stanbery.

SK TIC (Technology Innovation Company) and SK Innovation (members of Seoul-based energy, chemicals and telecoms firm SK Group, which is Korea’s third largest conglomerate) invested $50m to expand HelioVolt’s Austin operations and launch global manufacturing expansion to accelerate the delivery of cost-effective and reliable solar energy solutions to numerous market segments. To date, HelioVolt m has raised more than $200m in total to fund its move to volume production and international expansion.

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