XINYU CITY, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK), a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic (PV) products, today announced that its PV Module Lab located in Nanchang City, Jiangxi Province, in the People's Republic of China, has officially taken part in Intertek Group's SATELLITE™ Program, a data acceptance program, which can help manufacturers reduce compliance costs and decrease time to market for new products. By joining the SATELLITE™ Program, LDK Solar's Test Lab becomes officially recognized by Intertek as a qualified and authorized SATELLITE™ laboratory.
Intertek developed its SATELLITE™ Program in response to the ever increasing market requirements for product certification. Conducting tests in customers' own labs, on their own schedule, customers obtain Intertek's market-leading certifications for their products. Under the SATELLITE™ Program, customers can choose the level of service that's right for their compliance and sales goals. When the testing results meet all certification requirements, Intertek will issue the requested certificate, such as ETL based on UL1703 standards. The practice under the SATELLITE™ Program can greatly reduce the testing/certification lead time, thus facilitating the timely introduction of new products into the market place.
"We are very pleased to establish this strategic partnership with Intertek," stated Xiaofeng Peng, Chairman and CEO of LDK Solar. "By joining the SATELLITE™ Program, LDK can save time testing modules while streamlining costs. Most importantly, participating in the SATELLITE™ Program is another example of LDK Solar's continued dedication to ensuring module quality and customer satisfaction."
About Intertek (ITRK.L)
Intertek (ITRK.L) is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. Intertek people add value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek supports customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 30,000 people in more than 100 countries. For more information please visit www.intertek.com.
About LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK)
LDK Solar Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LDK) is a leading vertically integrated manufacturer of PV products. LDK Solar manufactures polysilicon, mono and multicrystalline ingots, wafers, cells, modules, systems, power projects and solutions. LDK Solar's headquarters and principal manufacturing facilities are located in Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province in the People's Republic of China. LDK Solar's office in the United States is located in Sunnyvale, California. For more information about LDK Solar and its products, please visit www.ldksolar.com.
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