ICP Solar Panels rated tops amongst off-grid amorphous silicon modules

Study by Humboldt University shows ICP delivers beyond expectations on stable rating performance. ICP Solar today announced that its panels were the only ones amongst all amorphous off-grid modules recently tested by Humboldt University to deliver on labeled ratings.

ICP Solar Panels rated tops amongst off-grid amorphous modules


Study by Humboldt University shows ICP delivers beyond expectations on stable rating performance

July 16th, 2006, Montreal, Canada. ICP Solar, a leading manufacturer of products based on advanced solar technology, today announced that its panels were the only ones amongst all amorphous off-grid modules recently tested by Humboldt University to deliver on labeled ratings.

The ICP Solar panels were compared side by side with amorphous modules made by a Chinese manufacturer and marketed under various brands in North America. Thanks to ICP's continuous product R&D, TS16949 certified process and its innovative proprietary manufacturing capacity; Humboldt's results showed that ICP Solar's panels delivered over twice the output of the competitive modules at stable power, despite having similar ratings on their packages and labels. After months of testing, ICP Solar's modules delivered stable ratings of 14.2Watts vs. label of 14Watts, thus proving our promise of over-delivering on expectations. Modules manufactured by the Chinese competitor delivered just over 6Watts despite carrying a "15Watt" label.

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"The ICP Solar corporate governance dictates that we over-deliver on our promises to clients time and again," said Sass Peress, Chairman and CEO, ICP Solar. "These results simply replicate those which other labs have independently shown for over three years, and are similar to those that led certain modules to be banned in some countries worldwide. ICP Solar remains steadfast in its desire to continue to improve the performance of its product as validated by the continued improvement in our stable ratings. We only hope that others in the industry would join us in delivering consumers true-rated power so that they can all become converts to the solar cause rather than be detracted by the lack of delivery on promise." Mr. Peress added.

About ICP Solar
ICP Solar is a leading manufacturer of products based on advanced solar technology. ICP Solar develops innovative solar-powered products that respond to the needs of consumer, commercial and OEM clients. Founded in 1988, ICP Solar has distribution networks in more than 160 countries worldwide. Headquarters in Montreal, Canada, ICP Solar also has manufacturing and distribution facilities in the UK, US and Ireland. For more information, please visit www.icpsolar.com, or write press@icpsolar.com.

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