China-based solar photovoltaic cell and modules manufacturer, Solarfun Power Holdings, is the latest global industry leader to receive Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation. The certification, which is necessary in order to gain eligibility for UK feed-in tariff (FiT) payments, has been awarded for the company’s SF160 monocrystalline and SF190 and SF220 polycrystalline modules.

As well as qualifying products for FiT payments, the MCS standard also uses a rigorous set of standards to certify technologies that produce electricity and heat from renewable resources, ensuring product reliability. The Solarfun testing criteria included module performance, as well as assessment of the company’s manufacturing processes, materials, procedures and staff training.

“The MCS certificate for our monocrystalline and polycrystalline modules is an important accomplishment,” said Dr. Mohan Narayanan, Vice President of Technology at Solarfun. “This achievement reflects Solarfun's commitment to creating high-quality, reliable photovoltaic modules through cutting edge technology and equipment.”

Solarfun’s SF160 monocrystalline module's versatility, high efficiency and compact design makes it ideal for residential and commercial applications, while the polycrystalline SF190 and SF220 modules offer the high power output required for utility applications, providing options for two of the most popular installation types in the UK.