Hanwha SolarOne PV Module Achieves Rating "Good" in Stringent PV+ Test 2.0
Independent, extensive quality testing by TÜV Rheinland and Solarpraxis AG verifies the high durability of the HSL 60 Poly module
Hanwha SolarOne, a top-10 global photovoltaic manufacturer of high-quality, cost-competitive solar modules, today announced that its polycrystalline module HSL 60P6-PB-1-245 ("HSL 60 Poly") has obtained the rating "Good" in the stringent PV+ Test 2.0. German safety standard authority TÜV Rheinland, along with Solarpraxis AG, publisher of pv magazine, administered the rigorous test. Among numerous positive readings, the module passed the stringent aging test, the PID test and a thorough examination of its performance parameters.
The PV+ Test 2.0 aims to provide consumers with detailed product information and comprehensive product analyses, based not only on performance criteria, but also durability, electrical safety, workmanship, quality of documentation provided, warranty terms and ease of installation. The modules are purchased independently on the market to avoid manipulation of the results.
The PV+ Test 2.0 scrutinizes aging behavior under even more stringent conditions than its predecessor, the PV+ Test. The HSL 60 Poly was among the first few to pass the test under the new criteria to date.
"Hanwha SolarOne considers quality its number one priority. The very positive outcome of the highly reputable PV+ Test 2.0 verifies the results of our efforts," said Winfried Wahl, Senior Director Products and Marketing at Hanwha SolarOne GmbH. "At Hanwha SolarOne, product development is a continuous process. The modules tested were manufactured in early 2013 and we have already developed a number of additional product improvements. For example, we recently launched an advanced cell technology for enhanced product efficiency. We will aim to continue to improve our product technology to further support our customers’ success."
More information about the test and the test results are available in the January edition of pv magazine global edition.
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