Suntech Opens PV Module Testing Facility in China

Chinese Solar-PV manufacturer Suntech Power Holdings announced yesterday that it has opened a PV module testing laboratory in China in collaboration with the Underwriters Laboratories.

Located at Suntech’s headquarters in Wuxi, the PV module testing facility is the largest in China with 1400 square meters of indoor testing space and 7000 square meters of outdoor testing space. respectively.

The test equipment includes pulse and continuous solar simulators, walk-in climate chambers, mechanical load and hail testers, electroluminescence testers, and high precision infrared cameras to evaluate all aspects of module quality and performance. All the equipment and testing procedures accord with the stringent standards of UL1703, IEC61215 and IEC61730-2. Through UL’s WTDP, PV module tests may be conducted under the supervision of UL personnel and subsequently awarded certification.

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