Friday, September 12, 2014

Sunrun and SolarBuyer launch improved QA program for PV modules and inverters for homeowners

SAN FRANCISCO & MARLBOROUGH, USA: Sunrun, the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, and SolarBuyer, a major provider of diligence and quality assurance services for the solar industry, have announced their collaboration on a comprehensive program for further managing and improving solar panel and inverter quality, performance and reliability for homeowners' solar systems.

The improved program builds upon Sunrun's history of panel testing and quality assurance since its inception.

Sunrun and SolarBuyer proactively developed the program, which incorporates a rigorous qualification and ongoing monitoring process of inverters, PV modules, manufacturers and manufacturing facilities that significantly exceeds current international standards. The program is designed to independently assure the quality of the hardware being installed on customers' rooftops by Sunrun and its ecosystem of nationwide partners.

The program, which was originally developed by SolarBuyer, includes assessing the design, material and manufacturing quality of panels and inverters to ensure that the long-term performance and reliability requirements of Sunrun systems will be met. This is achieved with a combination of laboratory testing, factory auditing and regular inspection of finished hardware on a quarterly and annual basis.

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