Trina Solar Ltd., a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, says its PV modules have obtained certification for salt mist, sand blast and potential induced degradation (PID) testing from several certification bodies.
TUV NORD has certified Trina Solar's modules to the latest IEC61701:2011 Severity 1 standard for salt-mist corrosion testing. Test results showed that over the entire course of testing, Trina Solar modules performed well across several indicators, including ground continuity, wet leakage and insulation resistance, the company says.
Trina Solar's panels also excelled in the most rigorous blowing sand test conducted in accordance with the DIN EN 60086-2-68 LC2 standard by SGS. The test results showed minimal internal impact.
Finally, the company's multicrystalline panels recently received PID Certification from PV Evolution Labs (PVEL). The test performed by PVEL subjected Trina Solar's PV modules to high-stress conditions of 85 degrees C, 85% relative humidity and a voltage range of +/-1,000 volts for up to 600 hours.