SCHOTT Solar Convinces Energy Supplier Enel With Quality Standards

Date: 20 July 2009
Source: SCHOTT
Enel certifies German solar company Requirements for quality and sustainability in manufacturing met Solar modules tested twice as stringently SCHOTT Solar AG has been issued the certificate for quality and sustainability in manufacturing by Italy’s largest energy supplier, Enel.

With this certificate, SCHOTT Solar once again documents its quality leadership in the hard-fought market for solar power modules.
 
Prior to issuing certification, Enel thoroughly examines the manufacturing techniques and compliance with standards. Then, the testers pay visits to convince themselves that the manufacturing sites meet their demands with respect to quality and sustainability. Only those companies who meet all of the requirements contained in a catalog of criteria are considered as possible suppliers for Enel. The certificate is valid for three years, then a new assessment is made. SCHOTT Solar had already been reviewed based on the quality management systems DIN EN ISO 9001 and 14001 and therefore already met some of the initial demands for certification at Enel.
 
“We have come to know SCHOTT Solar as a reliable manufacturer of high-quality cells and modules and as a valuable strategic partner. By issuing our certification, we are merely passing on this complement to SCHOTT Solar,” said Luigi Tedone, responsible for Strategy and Supply Services at Enel.
 
“This certification confirms our quality strategy. Our modules must be able to stand up to numerous stress tests: extreme shifts in temperature, permanent exposure to moisture and high wind loading. Our tests are also more stringent than the applicable testing criteria of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) require. According to our information, the tests that the IEC advocates are insufficient in reliably simulating a period of 20 years. High returns can only be achieved with modules that are capable of producing high yields on a reliable basis for over 20 years and still continue to generate electricity even beyond this time frame,” says Michael Harre, Chief Sales Officer for SCHOTT Solar AG.
 
Only last year, the solar company signed a long-term contract with the subsidiary Enel.si. In doing so, SCHOTT Solar has agreed to supply high-quality crystalline modules to Italy. The high quality standards of the manufacturer from Germany were one of the reasons for entering into this partnership.

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