Upsolar Achieves IEC Certifications for Modules with Solrif®

Company expands offerings to Italian and French markets

PARIS–August 21, 2012 - Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, has earned two new certifications from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). In conjunction with Italy-based certification body ICIM, IEC approved Upsolar's 60-cell modules featuring Schweizer Solrif® frames.


Upsolar's modules with Solrif – the "SOLar Roof Integration Frame" – offer system layout flexibility and ease of installation for residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The durable aluminum frames fasten together securely and sit flush with the rooftop, making Solrif-equipped Upsolar modules ideal for sloped structures. Additionally, the product is available in both mono- and polycrystalline varieties, expanding the breadth of Upsolar's product portfolio to better meet the unique needs of each end-user.

IEC certification through ICIM serves as a stepping stone for Upsolar toward efficiently obtaining certification from the French Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB), which will enable customers to access feed-in tariffs (FiTs) available in the country. Upsolar previously earned CSTB certifications for multiple products in its expansive portfolio.

"Given a globally challenging economic environment, it is increasingly important for module manufacturers to invest in certifications that will facilitate access to government incentives and increase the financial feasibility of installing solar systems," said Stephane Dufrenne, Chief Technology Officer of Upsolar. "By proactively working toward these non-mandatory recognitions, Upsolar is expanding access to PV in the Italian and the French markets while gaining valuable market share in these regions."

For a full list of Upsolar's certifications, visit: www.upsolar.com/usa/products/certification

About Upsolar

Upsolar is a leading international solar module developer and producer, offering the solar industry's best quality / price ratio in the global PV market. With vertically integrated, diversified manufacturing platforms, as well as an R&D-supported quality control management system, Upsolar produces high quality, reliable solar modules backed by a world-class warranty, at competitive prices. Headquartered in Shanghai, Upsolar has offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America to support an international customer-base, providing on-site technical support, customer service and product development teams. For more information, visit www.upsolar.com.


About Ernst Schweizer AG

Ernst Schweizer AG is a leading metal manufacturing company, offering a wide range of products to the building industry. For decades, it has been acting according to the principles of sustainable management: for its customers, its employees and the environment. Its innovative products and its efficient, standardized, process-oriented workflows allow the company to offer an attractive price-performance ratio, while a modern management structure puts strong collaboration and empowerment of employees at the center of the company's corporate structure. For more information, visit www.schweizer-metallbau.ch.


Media Contacts

Lucy Chen
PR and Communication Specialist, Upsolar
+33 1 83 62 02 05
lucy.chen@upsolar.com

Kimberly Setliff
Antenna Group for Upsolar
+1 415-977-1942
upsolar@antennagroup.com

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