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UL offers new laboratory in Suzhou, China, as a response to the growing demand was one of the world’s leading companies for product safety testing and certification with headquarters in the United States and with German offices in Neu-Isenburg and Munich, certified photovoltaic systems and components of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), today announced the further global expansion of its photovoltaic testing services in Suzhou, China, where photovoltaic technology center of excellence opens. The new facility will be the largest photovoltaic testing laboratory in China and have the opportunity to test standards according to UL as well as International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This announcement marks a further step in UL’s mission to support the development of safe, components in the field of renewable energies. The new 400 square meter testing lab, and the largest of its kind in Asia, enabling UL customers due to the advanced test capabilities thus in the future even faster in the market to enter. The establishment, the first is opened with six testing rooms, is designed, even further in 2010 to grow, if more capacity is needed. According to industry experts the worldwide photovoltaic market is within the next five years by 15% annually grow and thus reach a volume of around EUR 25 billion in 2012. Even more than so far look now manufacturer for a trusted partner in the certification industry, so that innovations can be brought to market faster and more efficiently”, said Jeff Smidt, General Manager of UL’s global energy business. With the launch of the new institution, we can better serve the manufacturer in China because we offer you the full range of testing and certification measures and hence the global access to the major markets.

The German renewable energy law, which was agreed by the Chinese Government in March 2005, lays down that 10% of Chinese energy must be fed up of renewable energies by 2020 a fact, the demand the country underlines for premium photovoltaic testing services. China is the world’s third largest manufacturer of photovoltaic components, where the production is constantly increasing. In the Suzhou region of production of the industry in China focus and that is the reason why UL is expanding its photovoltaic test capabilities here. The photovoltaic technology center of excellence in Suzhou, China, is a new district in a newly built high-tech industrial park in the 98 Hengshan Road, Suzhou. UL’s first Center of excellence opened in July 2008 in San Jose, California. UL expands this lab currently due to the continuously increasing demand for photovoltaic certification services.

More info on these two agencies, visit dge/photovoltaics / about Underwriters Laboratories Underwriters Laboratories (UL) is an independent product safety certification organization, that for over a century, developed standards and performs product tests. UL has its headquarters in the United States and is now worldwide active. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems all over the world. Every year 20 billion UL marks on 72,000 manufacturers products can be found. The international UL family of companies and network of service providers includes 64 laboratory, testing and certification facilities for customers in 98 countries. You will receive more information also see newsroom