Port Chester, NY-- New Solar Tile and Shingles by IST receive high ratings
Integrated Solar Technology (IST), LLC, an advanced solar product and manufacturing company based in NY, received UL 1703 Certification for its roof-integrated SunTegra™ Shingle and SunTegra™ Tile solar panels at the end of September, 2014. The SunTegra™ roof-integrated PV modules were also added to the California Energy Commission (CEC) List of Eligible PV Modules on October 1, 2014.
"We are very excited that our products have passed this important milestone and can now be installed by our growing list of solar dealers and customers,", IST's founder and CEO Oliver Koehler said . "This achievement underscores the reliability, safety and performance of our unique SunTegra™ solar panels and forms a foundation for future product enhancements."
Beginning January 1, 2015 all solar panels installed on roofs in California will be required to comply with the latest UL 1703, the main standard which is required for solar panels to be sold in the United States and Canada. The SunTegra™ Tile and Shingle solar panels were tested to the latest version of UL 1703, which requires more stringent fire testing, especially for building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) products like SunTegra™. In order to receive a Class A fire classification under UL1703, the SunTegra panels had to pass the complete UL 790 fire standard, used for classifying fire resistance of roofing materials.
The CEC listing of the SunTegra™ Tile and Shingle solar panels had the highest PTC (PVUSA Test Conditions) ratings compared to other roof-integrated panel on the CEC list. "This is a special achievement which highlights the unique design of the SunTegra™ solar panels which incorporate a high quality American-made solar cell and unique Tegravent™ technology, allowing better airflow and cooling of the panels when in operation, " said Deborah Lewis, Business Development Manager for IST.
IST team members will be at the upcoming Solar Power International (SPI) conference in Las Vegas, October 20-23. Oliver Koehler and the IST team will be walking the exhibitor floor and meeting with key industry players to highlight the technological and other benefits of the SunTegra product line and its differentiated offering as a roof-integrated PV system. To request a meeting with Oliver Koehler during SPI, contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.