Recently, the European photovoltaic production site of the Japanese Kyocera, located in the Czech Republic, has been certified by TÜV Rheinland certifying the origin “Made in Europe.”

The TÜV Rheinland confirmed that all PV modules manufactured by Kyocera on the European site production Kadan (Czech Republic) have the right to be marked “Made in Europe”. This certification of the production site is particularly interesting for Italian investors: through directives applicable to the promotion of solar energy, the new Italian tariff regulation “Conto Energia IV”, which came into force on 1 June, is to installers an additional attraction encouraging them to buy solar systems manufactured in Europe.

Be aware that the use of modules marked with “Made in Europe” provides a supply price amounting to 10% more. Kyocera solar modules meet the guidelines and requirements for traceability and identification of plants, as the basis for the bonus.

In addition, since early October, Kyocera announced that the product warranty is now extended to 10 years, double the previous period. This guarantee has been certified by the Japanese Institute JET accordance with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Indeed, Kyocera makes every stage of manufacture on its own production. This vertical integration ensures a particularly high standard of quality. With effect from 1 October 2011, the product warranty Kyocera modules, distributed in Europe and intended to be connected to the electricity grid, has been doubled from five to ten years. Kyocera also offers a 20 year warranty on the power rating of the modules.

Testing corrosion resistance in salt spray, passed

Finally, as the continued growth and development of photovoltaic technology is becoming more extensive, internationally recognized standards become a guarantee for manufacturers, but also for customers and investors. Kyocera solar modules have now been successfully tested by the “Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories,” JET. JET certification – the Japanese equivalent of the German TÜV – confirmed the corrosion resistance of photovoltaic modules in salt spray in accordance with IEC 61701. Kyocera solar modules have passed this test successfully.

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