BioSolar Inc. (OTCBB: BSRC) launched a volume sampling program intended to shorten the preparation time for photovoltaic panel manufacturers prior to submitting their PV panels for UL certification or recertification under UL1703.
May 4, 2011 – BUSINESS WIRE — BioSolar Inc. (OTCBB: BSRC), bio-based materials producer, launched a volume sampling program intended to shorten the preparation time for photovoltaic (PV) panel manufacturers prior to submitting their PV panels for Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) certification or recertification under UL1703.
The BioBacksheet product has officially obtained UL material certification, and a long term test by UL to determine the relative thermal index (RTI) of the material is in progress. After RTI determination, PV manufacturers can then submit their full BioBacksheet solar panel for further certification. BioSolar’s volume sampling program enables manufacturers to start preparing their panels for certification early, thus allowing them to submit completed PV panel samples for UL certification more quickly.
Results from small sample testing have been positive and manufacturers are now asking for larger quantities for use in their commercial production lines, said Dr. Stanley Levy, CTO of BioSolar. “This will reduce the time it takes to produce commercial quantities of BioBacksheet-based solar panels after full panel UL certification. We anticipate that full panel UL certification will be merely procedural for the majority of manufacturers after UL publishes the preliminary RTI value for BioBacksheet.”
The company reports that a number of PV panel manufacturers are currently taking advantage of the volume sampling program and have started preparing their solar panels with BioBacksheet.
BioSolar Inc. produces bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that will reduce the cost per watt of solar cells. To learn more about BioSolar, visit http://www.biosolar.com.