MAGE POWERTEC PLUS Modules UL-tested for PID-Resistance

Extensive testing at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) confirms: The maximum-performance modules of the complete PV-system provider are insensitive to power losses due to high voltages, temperatures and humidity.

Dublin (Georgia), March 13, 2012 – MAGE SOLAR, part of the globally operating MAGE GROUP, announced that MAGE POWERTEC PLUS modules are PID-resistant. Tests at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, confirmed this.

Potential induced degradation (PID) describes the power loss that can potentially occur in a module due a combination of high voltage, high temperatures and high humidity. Recently the MAGE POWERTEC PLUS modules were tested for PID under the currently specified test conditions of -1,000 volts, 25 degrees Celsius and a humidity of 85 percent. Both the monocrystalline and the polycrystalline MAGE POWERTEC PLUS modules of the turn-key PV-system supplier achieved impressive, above-average values.

Modules are considered PID-resistant if they lose less than five percent of their nominal power under standardized test conditions. The PID-resistance underlines the excellent quality of the high-performance MAGE POWERTEC PLUS modules and their individual components, which are attuned perfectly in the module design to work together. To continually check these high quality and performance standards for the modules, MAGE SOLAR formed a partnership with UL back in June 2011. In addition to the PID test performed, UL also conducts yield tests and tests to obtain the module certifications required for admission to the market.

"PID-resistance is an additional premium quality feature of our modules," according to Norbert Philipp, CEO of the MAGE SOLAR GROUP. "Thanks to continual further development, the on-going quality assurance process and inspections by international test institutes, we ensure the reliability and long operating life of our products. As a result, we can provide a 10-year product guarantee and 30-year performance warranty for our MAGE POWERTEC PLUS modules."

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