North Carolina, United States [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] SBM Solar this week announced that it is only company in the world to earn UL certification on their non-glass, rigid, C-Si Solar Panels. SBM Solar said that its non-glass PV modules are 40% lighter than glass, capable of withstanding rain, hail, high winds, and lightning, customizable in shapes, sizes, and colors, as well as equipped with 14 watts of C-Si solar cells per square foot.
“Our 140W solar panel endured four years of rigorous UL1703 testing,” said Dr. Osbert Cheung, SBM’s founder and president. “UL approval, as well as our IEC61215 certification for hail impact resistance, demonstrates SBM Solar’s strong commitment to quality and safety.”
SBM Solar develops and manufactures patent-pending, non-glass solar technology for traditional roofing, BIPV, marine, portable military and disaster relief, and solar OEM applications including pumps, carports, and industrial products.
“Our non-glass PV modules are encapsulated with a non-EVA based thermoplastic material developed by The Dow Chemical Company. This allows us to manufacture panels three times faster than traditional glass modules while maintaining highly consistent quality,” Dr. Cheung said.