SOURCE: Xunlight Corporation

Xunlight Corporation

January 07, 2011 13:45 ET

Xunlight Receives IEC 61646 and 61730 Certification for Its Flexible PV Modules

TOLEDO, OH--(Marketwire - January 7, 2011) - Xunlight Corporation, a leader in the design, development and manufacture of flexible and lightweight thin-film silicon solar modules, announced today that it has received certification under the requirements of IEC 61646 and 61730 standards. This certificate was granted after rigorous testing by TÜV InterCert GROUP, an independent certification organization, and confirms that Xunlight's flexible and lightweight solar module technology meets the guidelines set forth by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for safety, quality and performance assurance. 

With this certification, Xunlight is now part of a very small group of flexible solar module manufacturers eligible to sell into the European marketplace. Five of the company's products with wattages up to 307 watts per module and use in systems up to 1000 Volt DC, have been approved. The certified modules include those with widths of both 91 cm and 48 cm wide, and a total length up to 5.5 meters long. The new certifications are an important complement to Xunlight's existing UL 1703 standard certifications for the North American market.

These IEC 61646/61730 and UL1703 certified products are produced using Xunlight's 25MW roll-to-roll solar cell production line and are available in high volume. Xunlight currently has a European sales backlog of close to $60 million, and this certification allows the company to deliver initial quantities to its European partners for installation on commercial rooftops and other applications.

"This is a major milestone in Xunlight's efforts to become a world-leading producer of low-cost, high-powered flexible and lightweight solar modules," said Xunming Deng, Xunlight's President and CEO. "I am also happy to announce that we have made our first shipment today of IEC certified product to a European customer."

About Xunlight Corporation
Xunlight Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets lightweight and flexible photovoltaic modules that convert sunlight into electricity. Xunlight has received over $43 million of institutional investments from Emerald Technology Ventures, Trident Capital, NGP Energy Technology Partners, and Rabo Ventures. The Company has also received over $13 million of R&D funding from the US Department of Energy, US Department of Commerce and Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) and $14 million in loans from the State and local agencies to develop its products and manufacturing process. Xunlight has been featured on Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, CNN, FOX News, The New York Times, the Associated Press, ABC World News, and The Economist. The company is headquartered in Toledo, Ohio. For additional information, visit

Established in Milan, Italy in 2003, TÜV InterCert GROUP is an independent Certification Body for systems and products which springs from the desire to support companies and organizations in obtaining certification that guarantees attention to the quality, efficiency and safety, for the goods and services offered and the management system employed. InterCert has offices in Italy where it is now present in Reggio Emilia, Parma, Turin, Verona, Rome, Bari, Naples, Cagliari and Catania, and abroad where it can boast offices in Istanbul (Turkey) since its establishment, Barcelona (Spain) since 2004, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) since 2005, Korea, China and Japan since 2006, and Tehran (Iran) and Athens (Greece) since 2007 and in Canada since 2009.

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    Todd Armstrong
    Business Assistant to the CEO
    Xunlight Corporation
    Ph: (419) 469-8622
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