Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) (the "Company", "we" or "Canadian Solar"), one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced that, along with its partner MECOSUN, a French PV integrator, it achieved the Pass'Innovation certification from the CTSB, a French institution. The testing attests to the integration of Canadian Solar's PV panels with MECOSUN's MV system.
Founded in 1947, the CSTB is a public industrial and commercial institution placed under the authority of the French Minister of housing and Minister of ecology, sustainable development and transport. Its main duties include responding to the challenges of sustainable development, innovating and assisting in the development of built framework of all scales.
The CSTB's Pass'Innovation certification is intended to guarantee the quality of the integration of Canadian Solar panels - including CS6-P, poly- and mono-crystalline modules as well as the company's new ELPS modules - with MECOSUN's MV system, for industrial and agricultural roofs.
This certification obtained by Canadian Solar and MECOSUN is aimed at facilitating accession to insurances, as well as funding from French governmental authorities, with the view to building new solar rooftop installations on French soil.
"We are pleased to achieve this latest certification," noted Dr Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar. "This is another competitive advantage as we can provide additional assurances to customers, installers and banking partners in the French market."
MECOSUN is a photovoltaic specialist and the French pioneer in the integration systems for industrial, agricultural and residential rooftop market. The company offers a set of reliable, cost effective and recognized integration systems, MV, MKR, MVO and MV3i, which respond to the main integration criteria to achieve qualitative PV installations.