The main standards of the International Electrotechnical Commission for photovoltaic (PV) modules are IEC 61215:2016 and IEC 61730:2016. New-Tek in Kyrgyzstan has passed this demanding certification with the support of Schmid. TÜV Rheinland carried out the tests.
The hot summers and cold winters as well as the daily temperature fluctuations in Kyrgyzstan are reflected in the tests, in particular the new climate test sequences, according to IEC 61215:2016. In addition to laboratory tests, on-site inspection is also mandatory for certification. This audit checks whether the manufacturer actually produces what has been tested by TÜV Rheinland, whether basic quality monitoring of the photovoltaic modules takes place and whether general quality requirements (based on ISO 9001) are met.
Another special feature was that the Schmid Group, headquartered in Freudenstadt, Baden-Württemberg, took over the complete machine production and installation and thus supplied the turnkey production line.