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TÜV Rheinland Asia uses module testers from Pasan
Pasan, a 100% subsidiary of 3S Industries, has delivered the third module tester within this year to the TÜV Rheinland in Asia.
Stefan Kiehn, the head of TÜV Rheinland's Asian PV Testing Labor in Yokohama, says "We are busy expanding our testing capacities in Asia, where more and more manufacturers are assembling modules for the global market. With the highly efficient sun simulators from Pasan, we can offer our customers a highly precise and therefore completely reliable test of their products".
Since 2007, the TÜV Rheinland Group has been continually expanding its tests of photovoltaic modules in the growth market of Asia. The globally active test provider makes use of tried and proven 3S testing equipment from Neuchâtel, Switzerland. State-of-the-art, type 3b sun simulators from Pasan are in action at the TÜV Rheinland's Asian headquarters in Yokohama (Japan), at TÜV Rheinland China in Shanghai and soon also at TÜV Rheinland's Testing Labor in Taiwan (Taipeh).
"For decades now, the TÜV Rheinland name has been a hallmark of competence as testers of quality and safety," says Andreas von Känel, the COO at Pasan, "We are proud that all the testing laboratories of TÜV Rheinland in Asia are now working with our sun simulators. It confirms our claim to be the world's leading company in the field of PV measuring technology".
The 3S Group has been cooperating for years with the TÜV Rheinland in the field of certification. Working together, a fast-track process was developed for certification, enabling 3S customers to achieve an extremely rapid certificate during the project phase. "Thanks to the strengthened local cooperation with the TÜV Rheinland in Asia, the certification process for Asian customers can be optimised even further," says Michael Raber, 3S General Manager Asia Pacific.
3S Industries AG
The solar concern 3S with its holding company 3S Industries AG and its subsidiaries Somont, 3S Swiss Solar Systems and Pasan, is the world's market leader for production equipment for the manufacture of solar modules. The Group covers the entire value-creation chain of solar module production and combines the key competences in the fields of soldering, laminating and testing under a single roof. Production installations from the solar concern guarantee stable, reliable processes, a high throughput and outstanding product quality with low wastage and high up-times.
With the automatic string soldering machines from Somont, the laminating lines from 3S Swiss Solar Systems and the testers from Pasan, customers around the globe produce solar modules whose performance, useful life, quality and output match the highest demands. The range encompasses individual machines as well as turnkey production lines with varying degrees of automation. 3S Swiss Solar Systems AG also develops and produces advanced, building-integrated solar systems for roofs, facades and shading solutions and makes full use of its comprehensive know-how in photovoltaics and production technology.
The headquarters of 3S Industries as well as the factories operated by 3S Swiss Solar Systems are located in Switzerland. The domicile and factory of Pasan is also in Switzerland, whereas Somont is located in Germany. The solar concern is also present with subsidiaries in the USA and Asia.
TÜV Rheinland Group
TÜV Rheinland Group is a leading provider of technical services worldwide. Founded in 1872 and headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the Group employs more than 13,300 people in over 490 locations in 61 countries and generated annual revenues of over € 1.1 billion. The Group’s mission and guiding principle is to achieve sustained development of safety and quality in order to meet the challenges arising from the interaction between man, technology, and the environment.
Contact 3S Industries AG:
Dr. Anja Knaus
Head of Corporate Communications
CH 3250 Lyss
fon +41(0)32 391 1136 fax +41(0)32 391 1112
Contact 3S Industries AG in Asia:
3S Industries Limited
Unit 609, 6/F, Lakeside 1, No.8 Science Park West Avenue,
Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, N.T.,Hong Kong
fon +852 6401 6870
Contact TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd. in Japan:
TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd.
Solar Energy Assessment Center
4-5-24 Chigasaki-higashi, Tsuzuki-ku
Yokohama 224-0033, Japan
fon +81 45 271 3508 fax +81 45 271 3525
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