ReneSola Ltd (NYSE: SOL), a technology provider of solar photovoltaic products, today announced that the ReneSola Jiangsu Product Center Laboratory has joined SATELLITE, a global data acceptance program administered by Intertek, a quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. As an accredited member, ReneSola can conduct testing at its in-house facilities and mark qualifying modules with Intertek’s proprietary ETL certification.
Intertek’s data acceptance program is designed to add speed, flexibility, and cost efficiency to the product development process by recognizing the laboratory test data of qualified members. By meeting the strict technical standards of the program, ReneSola’sJiangsu facility is now a certified SATELLITE laboratory.
“ReneSola has always dedicated itself to the highest levels of product quality and performance, so we are proud to be teaming with Intertek, which shares our commitment to quality control,” said Dr. Bill Hou, director of the Company’s product center. “By joining the SATELLITE program, we can better coordinate our testing and certification processes with our product development cycles, which should not only reduce our overall testing costs but also shorten the time needed to take our products to market.”
The ETL certification mark may not be as widely known in North America as UL or CSA. Here is a brief history of the certification:
ETL has a long history that began in 1896 when Thomas Alva Edison founded Electrical Testing Labs (ETL). Edison’s vision was to provide assurance to consumers through product performance and safety testing. When manufacturers apply Intertek’s ETL Listed Mark to their products, the letters “ETL” carry with them a long history of innovation, influence, and independence.
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This post was prepared by Solar Thermal Magazine staff.