TÜV Rheinland grants CPV certification to Heliotrop Generation 3 modules
Paris, January 2014. Heliotrop 1024-sun CPV modules of Third Generation (G3) have passed successfully all tests required by CPV standard IEC 62108, equivalent to IEC 61215 traditional PV standard. These tests have been performed by TÜV Rheinland certification body: climate chamber tests (thermal cycling, humidity freeze cycling, damp heat), waterproof, insulation, hail, mechanical tests (snow load), along with a long-period outdoor reliability test. Additional tests requested by Heliotrop (IEC 62688d) demonstrated that G3 modules comply with European Union safety requirements, allowing CE marking. Heliotrop also announces it joined IEC as an active member, to contribute to standards evolutions and better serve its clients and the community.
IEC certification represents a major milestone for the deployment of utility scale 1024- sun power plants.