Thursday, June 19, 2008

Solar Semiconductor wins module certification from TUV Rheinland

Solar Semiconductor (Hari Surapaneni Chairman & MD) has had its photovoltaic modules certified by TUV Rheinland to IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 after stringent tests were conducted, the company said. According to Solar Semiconductor, it has become the first company in India to have certification for high power 295Wp modules.

"It gives me immense pleasure to see that Solar Semiconductor, a multinational company, with large scale manufacturing facilities in India, has world-class facilities and quality processes," said Enrico Ruhle, Managing Director of TUV Rheinland. "This demonstrates the emphasis this company places on the quality of their Solar Photovoltaic modules, and unequivocally gives Solar Semiconductor a leadership status in the Photovoltaic manufacturing market."

"All TUV Rheinland tests are followed by a very stringent factory inspection, ensuring that all manufactured products are consistent with certified products. Solar Semiconductor has shown that they are committed to producing quality products each and every time, by complying with the globally-accepted product safety, quality codes and tests governed by TUV's strict guidelines. Solar Semiconductor has proven that they have consistency in their production process and their product quality is exceptionally high. I am proud to be associated with a company such as Solar Semiconductor," added Mr. Ruhle.

"We have been growing rapidly and setting up multiple manufacturing facilities to meet our business goals. Having a strategic cooperative partnership with a certifying body like TUV Rheinland is a tremendous asset for us as we continue to build the highest quality PV modules," said Ravi Surapaneni, Vice President of Solar Semiconductor Pvt. Ltd., India. "Our products were certified to the toughest performance and safety standards of the IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 after stringent tests were conducted by TUV Rheinland. Solar Semiconductor is the first company in India, and amongst the few in the world, to have certification for high power 295Wp modules. The TUV certifications further validate Solar Semiconductor's commitment of producing the highest quality solar panels on the market. Our pledge is to simply make the world's best Solar Photovoltaic modules."

Billed as a ‘strategic cooperative partnership’ with TUV Rheinland, Solar Semiconductor has now put in place the systems and processes it expects to enable the validation of its future products more quickly.
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