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07-14-2009, SCHOTT North America, Inc.
SCHOTT POLY™ Module Awarded CSA International Certification
• Allows new PV products to enter North American market for power projectsJuly 14, 2009 (Albuquerque, NM) – SCHOTT Solar announced today that it has received CSA International Certification for its SCHOTT POLY™ photovoltaic (PV) module produced in Albuquerque, NM, opening up a new product line for the company to sell into power projects both in the United States and Canada.
CSA International tests products for compliance to national and international standards, and issues certification marks for qualified products. It is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and one of North America’s leading centers for testing and certifying solar energy equipment. CSA International publishes renewable energy standards to support market adoption of PV cells and related technologies.
The CSA Mark on the SCHOTT POLY™ PV module will enable the company to continue expanding its presence in the growing North American market for clean and reliable solar power. With the certification, SCHOTT Solar’s module now qualifies for the California Solar Initative Program.
“The CSA Certification will enable SCHOTT Solar to contribute to even more renewable energy projects in North America, and it will let our customers know they are getting an extremely durable, reliable and high efficiency PV module,” said Mark Finocchario, President and CEO of SCHOTT Solar.
CSA certifications are used and accepted on over 1 billion products across North America and around the world.
SCHOTT Solar Setting the Standard
SCHOTT POLY™ modules are among the industry leaders in power output tolerances and provide high-energy output with unparalleled stability. The SCHOTT POLY™ module produces power classes of 225, 220, 200, 217, and 210. The output performance tolerance of SCHOTT Solar’s high quality modules is minus zero watts (as measured during production), meaning they will meet or exceed the minimum watt specification, ensuring every watt paid for is delivered.
Due to stringent manufacturing quality controls, SCHOTT Solar modules offer a power output guarantee and warranty of 20 years, as well as up-to-date electrical features, PV Wire cables for use with transformerless inverters and locking connectors.