CNPV Solar Power SA, an integrated producer of solar PV products, declared that it has attained the required industry standards to receive UL and C-UL credentials for the premium variety of crystalline silicon solar PV modules manufactured by it.
The UL certification will allow CNPV to penetrate the North American solar market and to get enlisted with California Energy Commission. The company is in the process of opening its sales offices in Canada and California.
The CNPV UL certified premium range of modules provides 8% more energy conversion efficiency under standard test conditions than the other UL certified modules. The premium solar module has a bigger area and incorporates mono crystalline silicon solar cells over glass with anti-reflection coating and uses high-conductivity materials for interconnectivity and for increased efficiency. The solar cells used in the module has 200 mm diameter in comparison with ordinary standard cells with 195 mm diameter and high level of 17.5% power conversion efficiency with a rated module efficiency of 15.50%. The antireflective coating over the glass assures 94% radiant energy under STC and is expected to provide 97% energy efficiency while deployed in a field. The module provides increased power production without actually increasing the area required for installation. The company is looking forward to exploit the efficiency of the module to penetrate the North American market.
B. Veerraju Chaudary, CNPV’s COO and CTO, said that the UL certification confirms that the PV module design and the production process conforms to the rigorous functional and safety requirements of CEC and assures years of usage in open fields. He added that the certification corroborates the implemented improvements in production criteria and efficient processes and the commitment of the company to provide a module with improved safety features and stable power conversion efficiency.