Trina Solar received the world’s first IEC 62941:2019 certification for their photovoltaic module manufacturing quality system issued by TÜV Rheinland. IEC 62941 is the only quality system management standard in the photovoltaic industry.
What’s this mean? Compared with ISO9001, it is more specific to the photovoltaic industry. It is a system of standards with stronger applicability, operability, and technology. It provides photovoltaic module design and development guidance and requirements, potential failure modes and consequences analysis, product life cycle management, process control, test control, product traceability, product reliability testing, product consistency, post-delivery activities, etc.
From an auditing perspective, IEC 62941 combines with quality management system audit requirements to conduct an in-depth audit of all links that affect product quality consistency; at the implementation level, IEC 62941 better meets the actual needs of factories with detailed operating rules, which plays an important role in improving the core competitiveness of the company’s products.
Trina Solar has globally promoted and implemented the IEC 62941:2019 international standard, and has established a more comprehensive and in-depth photovoltaic module product quality management system to ensure the quality and reliability of the product throughout its life cycle. Zhou Wei, Vice President of Quality in Trina Solar, said: “The authoritative certification of TÜV Rheinland makes us more confident in providing customers with more efficient and reliable component products, thereby further enhancing the competitiveness of Trina’s products in the market.”
The TÜV Rheinland Group has more than 35 years of experience in the photovoltaic field. From the beginning of the “Thousand House Photovoltaic Roof” project in the 1990s, it has participated in the research and formulation of new standards in the photovoltaic field. It also has countless top-notch photovoltaic test centers and nearly 300 solar energy industry experts in Cologne, Pleasanton, Bangalore, Milan, Shanghai and Taiwan. They are the global market leader in certification and testing services for solar photovoltaic power plants, modules, inverters, components and energy storage.
— Solar Builder magazine