Underwriters Laboratories (UL) says that photovoltaic modules produced by an Applied Materials SunFab Thin Film Line are the first to qualify for UL's Master Certification Program for the solar market.
The program, introduced in 2009, is an enhanced service offering with streamlined testing and certification procedures intended to help photovoltaic module and production equipment manufacturers get products to market faster, UL explains.
With this qualification under the Master Certification program, Applied Materials' customers who produce modules on a SunFab production line are candidates for UL's Fast Track Certification Program.
The SunFab Thin Film Line is an automated, glass-in/panel-out manufacturing line for amorphous and microcrystalline silicon-based thin film PV manufacturing.
SOURCE: Underwriters Laboratories