May 19, 2023, SEG Solar (SEG), a prominent U.S.-based solar module manufacturer with an integrated supply chain, proudly obtained Class 1 fire certification for the Italian market for several solar modules, including YUKON Series Transparent Backsheet Series. Adhering to the utmost standards and an unwavering commitment to top-tier quality, SEG’s product line has garnered authoritative recognition for its exceptional quality, remarkable efficiency, and unmatched reliability.
Unmatched Hardness in Obtaining Italy’s Class 1 Fire Certification in Europe
The UNI9177 fire certification standard in Italy comprehensively considers all relevant factors, including the surface resistance of the component to single-sided flame combustion (UNI8457) and the component’s flame behavior under radiation hot spots (UNI9174). Each factor is graded on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the highest and 5 being the lowest. Based on the results of these tests, a score and grade are assigned, ultimately determining the fire rating of photovoltaic modules. Only when UNI8457 and UNI9174 both achieve a grade 1 score can a photovoltaic module be categorized as level 1 under the UNI9177 standard and obtain the prestigious fire protection safety certification from the Italian Cabinet Fire Department.
Notably, the Italian Cabinet Fire Department maintains higher standards compared to other countries, making the Class 1 Fire Certification for the Italian Market renowned as the most rigorous fire safety certification in Europe.
Exploring New Frontiers with Unparalleled Quality
SEG has achieved the highest level of fire safety certification (Class 1) for several PV series in the Italian market, including the YUKON Series Transparent Backsheet Series. This certification holds immense significance, not only for the growth of the SEG brand but also as a robust foundation for expanding into the Italian market and delivering greater value to local customers.
Transparent Backsheet Series can be applied to distributed PV application scenarios to meet the needs of the Italian local market. The series has the characteristics of high light transmittance, high UV resistance and high-power generation efficiency, the maximum output power can reach 460Wp, and the module efficiency is up to 21.25%, maximizing the installation capacity under limited roof area and significantly reducing BOS costs. The front light transmittance of this series of products is greater than 94%, which greatly improves the power of the module; After aging, the light transmittance of the back plate can still be maintained above 86%, the yellowing index Δ<3, and the attenuation of the light transmittance before and after aging is less than 3%. In addition, compared with the double-sided double-glass module series, this series of products has a light weight, which is suitable for distributed application scenarios such as household and commercial to meet customer needs.
Jun Zhuge, Founder and COO of SEG, said: “With advanced technology, highly reliable products and a complete and stable global supply chain, SEG Solar is confident to create a trustworthy American PV module brand and maximize the value of PV.”
SEG Solar was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas, USA. Committed to providing cost-effective, reliable solar solutions to utility, commercial and residential customers, SEG has quickly grown to become a leading solar PV module manufacturer in the United States. By the end of 2022, SEG had installed more than 2GW of PV products in the US and European markets.