UL at Intersolar Promoting new IEC Accreditation and Services for Global Market Access

By Underwriters Laboratories, PRNE
Sunday, June 5, 2011

NEU-ISENBURG, Germany, June 6, 2011 -

- UL Expands Safety and Performance Certification Capacity in Europe With
new Inverter Testing Facility and Enhanced PV Module Services in
Zeppelinheim, Germany

From 8-10 June 2011, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is participating at
Intersolar Europe 2011 in Munich, Germany, the world's single largest
exhibition for the solar industry. At Stand 116 in Hall A3, UL will be
showing photovoltaic manufacturers and other solar industry stakeholders how
to facilitate product time to market with UL's Global Market Access services
and newly accredited testing capacities in Europe.

Two new UL developments are certain to attract visitors to the Intersolar
stand (A3/116): the recent IEC accreditation of UL's PV module testing
laboratory in Zeppelinheim (CB Scheme fulfillment) and, at the same location,
the opening of a European hub for inverter testing in accordance with U.S.
and CEC requirements.

Just south of the city of Frankfurt am Main - in Zeppelinheim, Germany -
UL operates Europe's largest PV testing laboratory. IEC - the International
Electrotechnical Commission just recently accredited the facility in
Zeppelinheim as a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) for photovoltaic products,
further positioning UL as a leading global certification body for PV modules.
The state-of-the-art 2,100 sqm lab includes 22 testing chambers, as well as
several Continuous Solar Simulators and Flash Light Simulator.

The IEC accreditation marks an important milestone in UL's Global Market
Access program. By reducing duplicate testing to obtain multiple
international certifications (US, Canada, Europe, and the California Energy
Commission), UL can help manufacturers bring their photovoltaic products to
global markets via the most effective path, saving valuable time and reducing
redundant costs.

Another milestone is the opening of UL's inverter testing laboratory for
key U.S. market requirements, including UL 1741 and CEC (California Energy
Commission) compliance. Also located in Zeppelinheim, Germany, the new UL
laboratory offers six test stations for small inverters (< 30KW output) and
two stations to test inverters with a performance up to 100KW. The new
laboratory adds to UL's inverter certification services already established
for European markets at its facility near Milan, Italy, covering CE, EMC and
ENEL testing.

With these capacities, UL is able to better serve manufacturers and
distributors. By providing testing and certification from one source, UL
leverages its international expertise to provide its clients with
time-optimized access to key sales markets. Find more information about UL
and its services for the solar industry at

About UL

UL is a premier global safety science company with more than 100 years of
proven history. Employing more than 7,000 professionals in over 100
countries, UL is evolving the future of safety with five distinct business
units - Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Verification and UL
University - to meet the expanding needs of customers and the global public.
For more information on UL services, please visit www.UL.com

    CONTACT: Heike Thomas
    Business Development & Marketing
    Global Energy Industry Underwriters Laboratories
    T: +49-6102-369-252


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