JA Solar, TUV SUD to partner in solar products testing, certification
Dec 13, 2011 - Chinese photovoltaic (PV) equipment major JA Solar (NASDAQ:JASO) yesterday said it had agreed to collaborate with German technology services company TUV SUD in the testing and certification of solar power products and systems.
The agreement features the opening of a testing facility accredited by TUV SUD at JA Solar's Fengxian plant in Shanghai.
JA Solar said it had already received Testing at Manufacturers' Premises (TMP) certification for its in-house laboratory from TUV SUD. The certification would enable JA Solar to accelerate the completion of its product certification processes. This has been TUV SUD's only TMP laboratory in the photovoltaic (PV) sector so far, according to JA Solar.
The partners will also provide draft standards for compliance with international standards for safety and efficiency in the construction and assessment of solar power projects.