By Gary Thomas
Canadian Solar has reported that the company has received CSA1000V certification, which authorizes Canadian Solar modules to get 1000 V of optimum system voltage, enabling the company to lower the overall costs of the systems and fulfill demand for high-voltage applications from customers in the Americas.
CSA International issues certification marks to qualified products by conducting tests for compliance in accordance with the national and international standards. Potential users and customers evaluate certification marks to ensure that a particular product has undergone an official process engaging careful investigation, testing and follow-up inspection.
Moreover, certification marks are an indication that the product is in compliance with pertinent standards for performance and safety, which include the standards written or managed by the National Sanitation Foundation, Canadian Standards Association, Underwriters Laboratories, the American National Standards Institute, and others.
Canadian Solar modules have earned widespread international recognition and certifications corroborating the quality offered by the company’s products through stringent formal testing and inspections. The company's modules are rated as one of the top products of the California Energy Commission's Solar Electric Incentive Program thanks to their high PTC efficiency ratings.
Canadian Solar’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shawn Qu stated that the company has always been recognized for its product innovation, quality and service. This latest certification reinforces the company’s credentials as it continues to expand its reach in higher voltage utility-scale photovoltaic installations. The company’s high voltage 1000 V modules enable system owners to produce high energy output with less number of module strings and enhanced system performance ratio.