Solar Power Inc. (SPI) says that its 200 W modules have been given one of the highest performance ratings awarded by the California Energy Commission (CEC). The test results are used by the CEC to rank and rate solar module performance for the CEC's California Solar Initiative.
‘The California solar market is growing, and having one of the top performing modules to offer Californians is significant,’ says Jack Patton, chief technology officer for SPI. ‘Our modules are being used across the state in a variety of applications that cover the spectrum of users – from homeowners to commercial enterprises that include the Staples Center and Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.’
SPI's SP200 multicrystalline module was tested under strict controls using Photovoltaic USA Test Conditions (PTC) at the Intertek laboratories in Lake Forest, Calif., to achieve the PTC rating. According to SPI, the PTC rating provides a measurement of how the module will behave in real-world conditions and is widely recognized by solar professionals as the best way to compare module performance.
SOURCE: Solar Power Inc.