CIS (copper (Cu), indium (In) and selenium (Se)) solar panel producer Avancis has successfully completed certification assessments for its PowerMax module line to ensure entry into the UK market. The modules have been awarded MCS accreditation, after having also recently passed salt water and salt spray certification tests, making them suitable for use in systems along coastal areas.

The MCS award certifies that the Avancis PowerMax panels comply with all approval conditions for their sale in the UK, ensuring their eligibility for feed-in tariff payments. In addition to strict product tests, the certification process also involved inspection and certification of the production facilities themselves.

“Our CIS solar panels stand out due to their superior quality and optimum workmanship, confirmed by the numerous certificates for our products,” said Dr. Tom Clarius, Quality Director at Avancis. “Thanks to its favourable performance in weak light conditions and the superior sensitivity spectrum of CIS technology, PowerMax offers British PV system operators optimum energy efficiency and high yields, even at low levels of sunlight and under diffused light conditions. The MCS certificate and the particular suitability of our modules for use in coastal areas ensure that we are ideal candidates for the British market as well as for other countries with coastal regions,” continued Clarius.

PowerMax panels are also certified in compliance with IEC standards 61646 and 61730 and are approved according to the strict requirements of the American UL 1703 standard. The modules are also designed for areas exposed to high wind and snow loads and are able to withstand 551kg per m².