Company’s technology division to support emerging solar companies
SHANGHAI – April 24, 2012 – Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced a major expansion to its technology division. The company is now offering a suite of testing, auditing and consultation services to local organizations in an effort to strengthen technical support for emerging PV companies.
From its laboratory located in Shanghai, Upsolar can provide clients with component and module testing in compliance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards. Current offerings include evaluations on electrical safety, bypass diodes, wet leakage currents and insulation. The technology division is also equipped for durability testing, where products are exposed to extreme environments including high temperatures, UV acceleration, excessive humidity and mechanical stresses.
Outside the lab, Upsolar engineers are available for consultation services ranging from on-site PV plant inspection to comprehensive operational assessments to assist clients with improving their internal manufacturing processes, including productivity improvement and waste management.
“The Upsolar brand is synonymous with high standards of quality, and we view this suite of technical services as a logical extension of our business,” said Natasha Lee, Manager of Upsolar’s Technology Division. “We’ve amassed some of the brightest minds in the business for our technology division; these experts can now provide up-and-coming PV manufacturers with a cost-effective means to evaluate new products before they come to market.”
Upsolar’s recognition from renowned assessment organization Bureau Veritas enables the company’s lab results to serve as a means of verification to larger testing bodies around the world. This step allows clients to achieve component and module certifications efficiently.
“We are offering our clients access to the same top-notch equipment and staff that helped us to achieve rapid global growth,” said Upsolar CEO Zhe Jiang. “We envision this endeavor will not only offer our clients a shorter path to certification, but also serve to strengthen international product quality standards. We take great pride in our technical capabilities and hope they can help facilitate positive change across the PV industry.”
Upsolar is a leading international solar module developer and producer, offering the solar industry’s best quality / price ratio in the global PV market. With vertically integrated, diversified manufacturing platforms, as well as an R&D-supported quality control management system, Upsolar produces high quality, reliable solar modules backed by a world-class warranty, at competitive prices. Headquartered in Shanghai, Upsolar has offices throughout Asia, Europe and North America to support an international customer-base, providing on-site technical support, customer service and product development teams. For more information, visit www.upsolar.com.