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Liten, a CEA Tech institute, recently produced a small run of PV modules on its dedicated platform. The project was completed in partnership with Mondragon Assembly. And the modules passed IEC 61215 certification testing without a hitch!
Liten set up an industrial PV-cell
manufacturing line (manufactured by market-leading Mondragon Assembly) in 2014 at
INES, France’s solar energy research institute. The line was recently used to
produce 35 72-cell modules with a capacity of nearly 300 W (301 W with a
standard deviation of 0.6 W).
The modules produced were sent to standards
and testing organization Certisolis to undergo IEC 61215 testing to certify the
equipment’s electrical performance and robustness. The modules came through the
tests with flying colors.
The modules’ low power dispersion and
excellent performance on the certification tests are proof that Liten’s
manufacturing line is efficient and fully operational. The line will be used for
R&D and to produce small runs for industrial scale-up. For example,
Mondragon Assembly will use it to test new PV module materials and
manufacturing processes. And CEA Tech will use it to manufacture small runs for
industrial partners, who will be able to turn to Liten—one of Europe’s only
research institutes to be able to produce small runs that comply with
international standards—for their R&D projects.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.