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Canadian Solar receives CSA1000V certification for utility-scale deployments


January 2, 2013
By Alyssa Dalton


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January 2, 2013 – Canadian Solar has announced it has been awarded CSA1000V certification, adding that with this certification, its solar modules are now authorized to receive 1000V of maximum system voltage. This will allow the company to more efficiently meet customer demand for high-voltage applications in the Americas, while reducing overall system costs, it said.

CSA International tests products for compliance to national and international standards and issues certification marks for qualified products. Potential customers and users review certification marks for assurance that a product has been through a formal process involving examination, testing and follow-up inspection. Additionally, certification marks indicate that the product complies with applicable standards for safety and performance, including the applicable standards written or administered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Standards Association (CSA), and others.

“Canadian Solar has always been a global leader in product quality, innovation and service,” said Dr. Shawn Qu, chairman and CEO for Canadian Solar. “This latest certification further bolsters our credentials as we continue to expand our presence in higher voltage utility-scale PV installations. Our high voltage 1000V modules allow system owners to harvest more energy output with fewer module strings and improved system performance ratio, which serves the bottom line of utility-scale projects.”