HANGZHOU, China, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Astronergy crystalline PV modules have earned the Intertek IEC 61701 certification, passing a series of salt, mist and corrosion tests. The tests demonstrate the modules' ability to withstand harsh natural environments while still maintaining a high level of performance. To date, only three module manufacturers including Astronergy have passed and announced achievement of the Intertek Certification.
Intertek's salt spray test has confirmed that Astronergy PV modules will be able to maintain their high level of performance when installed in coastal environment and regions with high levels of rain, fog and acidity.
"Intertek is a respected certification authority, whose results are widely accepted by European and international customers," said Astronergy Senior Vice President, Alan Yuan, "Passing the salt, mist and corrosion test attests to the quality of Astronergy solar PV modules and their ability to function in a broad range of environments, helping us to further develop our global markets."
Thomas Koerner, Head of Product Management and Marketing added, "Our products are engineered to meet the needs of customers in varied markets. We are keenly aware of the wide range of conditions solar modules are exposed to and we will continue to find solutions to help our customers overcome limitations given by other products and manufacturers on the market."
Intertek is the leading international provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of global and local industries. Intertek helps customers to assess their products and commodities against a wide range of safety, regulatory, quality and performance standards.
Astronergy (Chint Solar Co., Ltd.) is one of the leading integrated solar manufacturers. As part of the Chint Group, Astronergy manufactures high performance mono- and polycrystalline cells and modules as well as amorphous/microcrystalline thin film PV modules. Astronergy was recently defined by GTM Research as one of the most competitive solar manufacturers for the years 2010 – 2015 and ranks in the top 6 together with globally leading manufacturers Trina, Suntech and Yingli.
SOURCE Astronergy Solar