The certification mark certifies that the solar photovoltaic panels and related products provided have met applicable quality, performance and/or safety standards compliant with all or specific sections of one or more international and national test standards including: IEC 61215, IEC 61730, UL 1703, UL 61730, CSA C61215, IEC 61853, IEC 62670, ASTM E1036, ASTM E2527, ASTM E2848, IEC 61724. SolarPTL performs various performance, quality and safety tests of solar photovoltaic products, including perovskite modules. The tests include indoor accelerated quality tests, indoor accelerated safety tests, indoor performance tests, outdoor performance tests, outdoor quality tests and outdoor safety tests. All these tests are performed in compliance with one or more of the test standards identified above. As a follow-up service, throughout the lifetime of a SolarPTL certification, SolarPTL regularly audits a manufacturer’s production facilities and products to determine continued compliance with the applicable test standards’ requirements, accreditors’ requirements and SolarPTL’s requirements.
SolarPTL is a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) by OSHA. SolarPTL is also accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), certificate #0921.01 and certificate #0921.02.
As of July 2021, SolarPTL is accredited by IECEE as an Issuing and Recognizing National Certification Body (NCB) and a CB Testing Laboratory (CBTL) within the IECEE Scheme.
On the basis of the favorable assessment and evaluation of test and audit reports, SolarPTL may issue the following marks as appropriate:
The test mark, also referred to as the “cPTLus” mark, demonstrates that the product has been tested and certified by SolarPTL, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) by OSHA. The PTL mark with the “C” and “US” adders signifying that Canadian and US cross-certification applies. The PTL marks show that the product carrying the Marks have been tested and certified by an independent accredited third-party laboratory, SolarPTL. SolarPTL tests a product sample and conducts repeat factory inspections to assure continued compliance. The PTL mark with or without the “C” and “US” adders demonstrates that the product has been tested and certified by SolarPTL for quality and/or safety depending on the product category and type of test standard.