UL services are designed to help our photovoltaic energy industry (PV/solar) customers meet their demanding product launch dates while managing the risks that rapid innovation can bring to a project.
Our team of industry experts helps our customers get the engineering input and support they need, when they need it. We work to identify potential noncompliance issues early in the process to help avoid costly late-stage remediation and possible go-to-market delays.
Our safety, performance and verification testing services provide a critical check on PV/solar products against all key standards. We also offer customized testing services for research on and evaluation of new designs, as well as testing to determine whether products meet the qualification requirements for energy-saving incentive programs.
UL performance services provide evidence to purchasers, investors, financiers and other stakeholders that products meet current PV/solar industry test requirements or expectations for market access testing. Safety, performance and verification services can also help confirm manufacturers’ independent value claims.
We offer a suite of PV plant services that helps owner/operators; developers; financiers; engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) insurers; and manufacturers manage risks associated with building and operating a PV plant. We help manage risk by providing technical information and data for energy yield assessments (EYAs), technical due diligence, and measurements and inspection. Our extensive, flexible service portfolio covers needs that range from project planning and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance.
We offer a master certification program for manufacturers of turnkey PV production equipment, enabling them to offer precertified designs to their customers, significantly reducing the cost of PV module certification.
Manufacturers with in-house testing capabilities may qualify to perform testing at their facilities under UL’s Data Acceptance Program (DAP). Such testing can help reduce certification process costs and time.
UL facilitates global market access with customized bundled services packages to optimize project turnaround time, minimize administration and reduce project costs. Our involvement in the CB Scheme, an international system for mutual acceptance of test reports and certifications, provides a cost- and time-effective increase in global market access to our customers.