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World’s largest thin film solar modules from Signet Solar now TÜV-certified

June 28th, 2009 by kalyan89 in Press Releases, Reports, PV Industry - America, PV-General

TÜV InterCert grants TÜV-certificate to SI S1 modules from Signet Solar in accordance with IEC 61646 and IEC 61730 standards
Mochau, 27 May 2009
Source: SIgnetSolar Press release

Signet Solar, producer of thin film silicon solar modules, today announced that the TÜV InterCert has granted TÜV certification to the SI-S1 photovoltaic modules from Signet Solar in accordance with IEC 61646 and IEC 61730. Now, all solar module formats that the company produces are TÜV certified. The SI-S1-Module, measuring 2.60 m x 2.20 m and nearly reaches the shop window format, successfully passed all tests required for IEC 61646 and 61730 certification at TÜV InterCert. Signet Solar is thereby the first world-wide producer of ultra-large thin film modules, which meet the high quality requirements of TÜV InterCert.

The certification was preceded by extensive electrical and mechanical stress tests of Signet Solar modules over several months as well as an on-site inspection of the production facility in Mochau,  Saxony, where every detail of all production steps were audited in depth and approved. The TÜV particularly highlighted the in-line quality control that is set up in the Signet Solar production line, which TÜV has not seen in this form yet. “We are pleased that we have successfully completed the TÜV certification. The IEC 61646 and
61730 certificates guarantee buyers and project financiers that our thin film solar modules conform to the highest international product and quality standards “, stressed Gunter Ziegenbalg, managing director of the Signet Solar GmbH.

“The basis of our product quality,” the managing director continued, “is a strict quality management control, diligently covering all production steps from the starting materials to the final product release and support. Therefore, our customers can be assured that each module, which leaves our Saxonian factory, will fulfill the requirements of the 30 years product life span, of which 25 years are guaranteed. ”

About Signet Solar
Founded in 2006 in the USA, Signet Solar Inc. is a global technology company, which produces and develops price- and performance-optimized large size thin-film solar modules. The focus of the company is on the steady increase in the energy performance of the modules and cost per watt reduction. Mochau near Dresden is the European headquarters of the company, where Signet Solar manufactures the world’s largest solar panels using the latest thin-film solar technology. The research and development center attached to the production site is driving the development of advanced solar modules. The solar modules in the mega-format are used particularly in solar power plants, building-integrated installations, and free-standing solar plants  For further information on Signet Solar, please visit,