Intertek Receives IECEE Certification Body Accreditation to IEC 62108 for Concentrated Photovoltaic Modules
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LAKE FOREST, Calif.--Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, today announced that it has been accredited by the IECEE, the Worldwide System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components, to issue IEC Certification Body (CB) reports for Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) modules to IEC 62108. Intertek's Lake Forest, California laboratory has been designated as the Certifying Body Testing Laboratory (CBTL) for IEC 62108.
The CPV market is poised for growth, and industry experts expect that by 2013 the amount of installed MW capacity from CPV technology will grow by approximately 90%. Intertek is committed to assisting CPV manufacturers with safety and performance testing and certification requirements to help demonstrate regulatory compliance. The expansion of Intertek's CPV scope to include CB reports for IEC 62108 adds to our existing capabilities for testing to the UL Subject 8703 standard for CPV modules. Intertek can now provide CPV manufacturers with a CB certification & test report which can be used to obtain global certifications with IECEE member countries and participating Certification Bodies in addition to North American certification.
"More than ever, the CPV market is experiencing technological advancements and market growth and manufacturers must move quickly to continue to drive down the cost of the CPV system and compete with more traditional PV modules," said Sunny Rai, Regional Vice President, Renewable Energy, Intertek. "As an experienced CPV testing and certification agency, we work with some of the leading CPV manufacturers who are dedicated to meeting industry standards and requirements. We are pleased to now offer our clients a CB test report for IEC 62108, helping to drive acceptance of their products in this growing market."
Intertek's expanded scope of CPV testing capabilities adds to a full portfolio of renewable energy product testing and certification services. Intertek offers a complete North American solar energy testing and certification solution, including PV module safety certifications, field evaluations, and bankability testing, Balance of System certification, Inverter certification, and more. For more information about Intertek's solar energy services, visit www.intertek.com/solar.
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and 30,000 people in over 100 countries around the world. Intertek Group plc (LSE: ITRK) is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.