The high-performance solar modules manufactured by Meyer Burger Technology Ltd in Germany have received their necessary certifications as planned. The process included testing according to IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 standards and was conducted by the internationally recognized certification partner VDE Renewables ("VDE").
"With the certification measurements, we were able to determine that Meyer Burger's modules exhibited significantly lower degradation when measured against the market standard," said VDE Managing Director Burkhard Holder. In addition to the products, the VDE also audited Meyer Burger's solar module production facilities at the Freiberg (Saxony) site. Holder: "This audit as well confirmed Meyer Burger's internationally leading quality standard."
For future quality assurance and certification, Meyer Burger has now also selected VDE as a partner for further global cooperation. "The key criteria for selecting VDE have been its high level of expertise and reliability as well as its high level of recognition among financial institutions and insurance companies," said Gunter Erfurt, CEO of Meyer Burger Technology Ltd. "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." Another key unique selling point of VDE's holistic approach to renewable energy is its focus on sustainability and recyclability of products, he said.
Together, Meyer Burger and VDE want to work towards even higher quality and reliability standards for the benefit of end customers of solar modules worldwide and thereby contribute to fair competitive conditions. In this way, Meyer Burger would like to defend its quality leadership, which it has already proven as a technology supplier, in module production as well.
Meyer Burger has also acquired the assets of the former central laboratory for quality assurance of solar modules of Solarworld AG in Freiberg and has taken it back into operation. This fully equipped quality assurance laboratory will become part of the network of premium laboratories qualified worldwide by the VDE. This will enable Meyer Burger to continuously ensure the highest quality standards worldwide and achieve high speed and flexibility in the introduction and continuous improvement of its products.
Operating its own fully accredited quality assurance laboratory is virtually unique in the industry and underscores Meyer Burger's claim to quality leadership. CEO Gunter Erfurt: "I am very much looking forward to the close cooperation with the VDE. Also, we will be able to demonstrate our high quality standards even better to our customers in the future during visits to our quality assurance laboratory."