Among the renewable energy sources that has been gaining popularity as a eco-friendly alternative, solar power has been at the forefront of the international movement towards clean energy. While demands for photovoltaic modules are expected to increase dramatically as more countries begin to enforce environmental regulations and turn to cleaner energy sources, the safety evaluation aspect of the technology is still in its developmental stages.
The safety standards IEC 61730-1, IEC 61730-2 and UL1703 require that the photovoltaic modules as well as materials used in their construction be appropriately tested.
In response to this recent trend and to provide reliable testing data for the standards that are expected to become the global standard for photovoltaic module testing, IEC 61730-1, IEC 61730-2 and UL 1703, we have received a certification from the A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation). As A2LA is a US certification body participating in ILAC's mutual authentication, its data are widely accepted throughout Europe and Asia in addition to the US.
With this, we are now able to provide internationally accepted and reliable test data specific to photovoltaic modules as well as our existing line of certified tests of general plastic material.
For more information about our certification from A2LA Click Here
|Measurement of Cross-linkage of sealing material EVA (Etylene-Vinyl Acetate)|
|Test using Stationary Ligh Solar Simulator
|I-V Measurements Using Long-pulse Solar Simulator|
|Measurement of Norminal Operating Cell temperature (NOCT)|
|Salt Spray Test|
|UV Preconditioning Test|
|PID (Potential Induced Degradation Evaluation)|
|Snow Load Field Test|
|Other Tests for Modules:
|Radiant panel Test|
|UV Test Using Xenon Whetherometer|
|Comparative Tracking Index Test (CTI)|
|Inclined-Plane Tracking Test|
|Partial Discharge Test|
|Fabrication of Test Modules|
|CATEGORY||TEST NAME||APPLICABLE STANDARD|
|Flammability||Horizontal Burning (HB)
20 mm Vertical Burning (V)
Vertical Burning for Thin Material (VTM)
125 mm Vertical Burning (5V)
|ASTM E162 Radiant Panel Test||UL94,
|Electrical||Hot Wire Ignition (HWI)||UL 746A
|High-Current Arc Ignition (HAI)||UL 746A|
|Comparative Tracking Index (CTI)||UL 746A,
|Inclined-plane Tracking||ASTM D2303
|Partial Discharge (PD)||IEC 61730-2,
|Mechanical||Tensile Strength (TS)||UL 746A,
|Tensile Impact (TI)||UL 746A,
|Izod Impact(II)||UL 746A,
|Thermal Resistance||Long-Term Thermal Aging||UL 746B,
|Weather Resistance||Xenon UV Test||UL 746C,
|Environmental Tests||Water Exposure and Immersion||UL 746C,
*Please ask us about other tests not included in the list above.
For Further Details about these Tests, Contact:
Mitsuya Mochizuki (email@example.com)