Intertek and Canadian Solar Inc. have announced the official designation of Canadian Solar's PV Reliability Testing Center as the first PV partner to join Intertek's Satellite Program.
Intertek developed its Satellite Program in response to the ever-increasing market requirements for product certification. By conducting tests in customers' own labs, on their own schedule, customers obtain Intertek's certifications for their products.
Under the Satellite Program, customers can choose the level of service that is appropriate 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.
According to Canadian Solar, the practice under the Satellite Program can greatly reduce the testing/certification lead time, facilitating the timely introduction of new products into the marketplace.
SOURCE: Canadian Solar Inc.