California, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Solar Power Inc. (SPI) announced that two of its 200-watt modules, have been ranked number one and number two in comparative performance ratings awarded by the California Energy Commission (CEC). In April, SPI announced another of its 200-watt modules had been ranked number three by the CEC.
SPI currently sells three versions of its 200-watt module. Each of SPI’s modules has been tested using the Photovoltaic USA Test Conditions (PTC) to achieve the PTC rating that is the basis for their comparative rank. At present, the CEC lists 13 modules within the 200-watt category that have been tested using the PTC test conditions.
Higher performance ratings translate into greater rebates for home and business owners when installing solar systems within the state of California. The CEC’s SB1 listing of modules reflecting these new rankings will be published in early July.
“California has historically been a trend setter and the state’s adoption of solar energy is no exception. The standards and practices that are being applied to solar in California are being adopted in other states as well. We are very pleased to see our modules achieve consistently superior performance evaluations under rigorous test conditions,” said Steve Kircher, CEO of SPI.