CSA Group and CPVT form strategic alliance to further contribute to Solar Photovoltaic Industry in China
Monday, Sep 09, 2013
HONG KONG and WUXI, China, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CSA Group, a global leading organization in standards development and testing and certification services today announces it is forming a strategic alliance with the National Centre of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Products Quality (CPVT) of China. This alliance will further contribute to standards development for China's Solar PV industry and provide highly comprehensive and innovative PV testing and certification services for manufacturers in China.
"With the rapid growth of global alternative energy industry, CSA Group strategically sought alliances that would provide our customers in China with comprehensive, highly sophisticated and innovative localized testing and certification services for global markets," says Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group. "CSA Group's business affiliations are always considered within the context of how we can better serve our customers in an increasingly global business environment."
Since 2009, CSA Group and CPVT have collaborated to provide sophisticated localized PV testing and certification services in the Jiangsu province, the hub of China's PV production. Through this new alliance, CPVT will gain competitive advantage in the region by applying the specialized knowledge of CSA Group in international PV standards development and its strategic knowledge of global developmental PV industry trends.
CSA Group's PV laboratory in Kunshan and CPVT's integrated PV testing laboratory in WuXi are both surrounded by China's PV industry centers such as Suzhou and Changzhou, and can provide full range of localized PV testing and certification services to Chinese customers with greater efficiency and convenience.
About CSA Group
CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit membership association dedicated to safety, social good and sustainability. Its knowledge and expertise encompass standards development; training and advisory solutions; global testing and certification services across key business areas including hazardous location and industrial, plumbing and construction, medical, safety and technology, appliances and gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability; as well as consumer product evaluation services. The CSA certification mark appears on billions of products worldwide. For more information about CSA Group visit www.csagroup.org.
China PV Test Center (CPVT) is the biggest third-party national PV products test centre that operating under the approval of the General Quality Supervision Administration of China. Main business scope of the centre includes PV products testing and certification (PV modules, PV systems and plants, Raw materials, Junction boxes, Controllers, Inverters, Storage batteries, and application products), PV standards development, international and domestic technology communication, and information broadcasting.
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