Suntech Power receives MCS certification: now distributing to the UK

Suntech Power, the world's largest producer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic modules, has now received official certification under the UK Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for its modules. The certification will enable customers in the UK to utilize Suntech's solar panels for renewable electricity generation.

The British Board of Agreement (BBA) certifies that Suntech's modules meet or exceed relevant standards for sales in the UK. The MCS approval process includes a factory inspection, to ensure that all production processes conform or exceed safety and reliability standards, as well as thorough product performance evaluation.

Jerry Stokes, Suntech's Vice President of Strategy and Business Development in Europe said, "We see the UK as a strategically important market and had no hesitation in engaging BBA to assess our modules for the MCS certification. With a high degree of home ownership and a positive feed-in-tariff legislation, which offers secure returns, we are confident that the UK market offers great potential."

Launched back in 2009, Suntech's advanced solar product testing facility has been awarded the Underwriters Laboratories Witness Testing Data Program Certificate as well as the VDE Test Data Acceptance Program Certificate in accordance with all requirements of IEC 61215 and IEC 61730.