Modules proven to withstand harsh environments including proximity to salt mist in coastal areas
TAIPEI, TAIWAN (September 25, 2012) – Motech Industries, Inc. (TWO: 6244) (MOTECH) has announced that its solar photovoltaic (PV) modules have passed the new IEC 61701, 2nd edition Salt Mist Corrosion Testing of Photovoltaic (PV) Modules test with a severity level of 5. The salt mist test, conducted by Intertek Testing Service, is a corrosion test which measures the performance of solar module materials in coastal areas with high humidity and high salt content, such as coastal or marine environments.
The test results confirm that Motech modules can withstand harsh environments. The company's monocrystalline and multicrystalline product lines were all tested to Severity 5 which is 672 hours of exposure to a 5% NaCl salt solution applied at 1-2 ml/hr.
"MOTECH leverages its 20 years of institutional experience and intense testing to make sure that Motech modules are reliable regardless of the environmental conditions,” said Derick Botha, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Motech Americas LLC. “We are pleased to receive this certificate to assure our customers of our products’ performance.”
Motech Industries Inc. was founded in 1981 as a designer and manufacturer of test and measurement instruments. The company entered into solar cell production in 1999 and is a pioneer in the manufacturing and marketing of high-quality mono and poly-crystalline silicon solar cells in Taiwan. Today, the company is a global, vertically integrated solar company and one of the world’s top solar cell manufacturers in terms of production capacity and output. MOTECH is a publicly traded company on Taiwan’s Over-the-Counter (OTC) market with the trading code 6244. For more information about MOTECH please visit http://www.motechsolar.com.
About Motech Americas
Motech Americas LLC, is the most experienced manufacturer of solar modules. Its Newark, Delaware facility has been in operation for more than 20 years. Motech utilizes Six-Sigma rigor, best in class quality, and customer fulfillment standards that are second to none. Fully intelligently and vertically integrated, Motech Industries is the sixth largest solar cell manufacturer in the world, providing complete control over its supply chain and access to superior cell products. For additional information access http://www.motech-americas.com.
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