European solar cell and module manufacturer Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. has announced receiving International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) certifications for its solar modules from German quality assurance services company VDE Renewables GmbH.
Its high-performance HJT technology based modules now carry the IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 standards, which according to VDE Renewables exhibited significantly lower degradation when measured against market standard. VDE Renewables also audited the manufacturer’s solar module production facilities at the Freiberg (Saxony) site.
Meyer Burger’s CEO Gunter Erfurt shared the company has selected VDE as a partner for further global cooperation. He explained, “This high recognition of VDE among financing partners for solar projects is essential for Meyer Burger, as it facilitates our planned entry into the business in the solar power plant segment.”
The company added that it would also enable Meyer Burger to ‘defend’ its quality leadership in module production.
In another development, Meyer Burger has acquired and operationalized SolarWorld’s former central laboratory for quality assurance of solar modules in Freiberg. It shared that this fully equipped quality assurance laboratory will become part of VDE’s network of premium laboratories qualified globally.
Stressing that operating its own fully accredited quality assurance laboratory is ‘virtually unique’ in the industry and underscores Meyer Burger’s claim to quality leadership, the German manufacturer added that it would enable the company to ensure highest quality standards and achieve high speed and flexibility in the introduction and continuous improvement of its products.
Recently, Meyer Burger has started operations of its solar cell and module production facilities with 400 MW annual capacity each in Germany. The company has plans to expand the same to 7 GW each by 2027. It recently secured €185 million loan to expand the same (see Meyer Burger Raises Capital To Expand Production Capacity).
Part of VDE Group, VDE Renewables acquired 70% stake in US based Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC) to increase its presence in the US solar PV and battery related products market (see VDE Acquires Majority In Renewable Energy Test Center).