Trina Solar modules pass salt mist, sand blast, PID tests
Dec 13, 2012 - China-based solar product maker Trina Solar Ltd (NYSE:TSL) said yesterday that its solar modules had been certified for salt mist, sand blast and PID resistance.
The company's photovoltaic (PV) panels obtained certification from German technical service provider TUeV NORD to the IEC 61701:2011 Severity 1 standard for salt mist corrosion testing. The modules showed good performance across a number of indicators such as ground continuity, insulation resistance and wet leakage.
Trina Solar's modules were also tested for resistance to blowing sand by Swiss certification firm Societe Generale de Surveillance SA (SGS) and were minimally affected internally, according to the test results.
In addition, the company's multi-crystalline panels recently got certified for Potential Induced Degradation (PID) resistance by US-based PV Evolution Labs. The modules were disposed to test conditions of 85 degrees Celsius, 85% relative humidity and negative and positive voltage range of 1,000 volts for up to 600 hours. Trina Solar received another PID certificate by TUeV SUeD earlier this year.