Solar PV module manufacturer Upsolar says it has attained two new certifications from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). In conjunction with Italy-based certification body ICIM, IEC approved Upsolar's 60-cell modules featuring Schweizer Solrif frames.
Upsolar's modules with Solrif – the SOLar Roof Integration Frame – offer system layout flexibility and ease of installation for residential, commercial and industrial buildings, the company says. The aluminum frames fasten together securely and sit flush with the rooftop, making these modules ideal for sloped structures.
‘Given a globally challenging economic environment, it is increasingly important for module manufacturers to invest in certifications that will facilitate access to government incentives and increase the financial feasibility of installing solar systems,’ says Stephane Dufrenne, chief technology officer of Upsolar.
IEC certification through ICIM is a ‘stepping stone’ for Upsolar to obtain certification from the French Centre Scientifique et Technique du BÃ¢timent (CSTB), which will enable customers to access feed-in tariffs (FiTs) available in the country, the company says.