CNPV Confirms Exemplary PID Test Results

                   CNPV Confirms Exemplary PID Test Results

  PR Newswire

  LUXEMBOURG and DONGYING, China, Nov. 16, 2012

LUXEMBOURG and DONGYING, China, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/--CNPV Solar Power
SA, a public limited liability company organized under the laws of the Grand
Duchy of Luxembourg and a leading integrated manufacturer of solar
photovoltaic products, today confirmed their extended success within the
Potential Induced Degradation (PID) certification evaluation IEC62804,
sanctioning their PID free status for both Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline

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The objective of the IEC 62804 standard, " System voltage durability test for
crystalline silicon modules-design qualification and type approval", is to
evaluate crystalline silicon PV module durability to system voltage stress
with a maximum power degradation <5% for test conditions of 60 degree Celsius,
85% Relative Humidity, -1,000V DC, and for a continuous period of 96 hours.
The "model" zero % results obtained by CNPV under these conditions were
further evaluated by increasing the aforementioned conditions to 85 degree
Celsius and keeping other test parameters. A 25 degree Celsius increase is
equivalent to a 5 times longer test duration (480 hours) than the test
conditions specified in the IEC 62804 standard. Under these conditions the
degradation was well below 0.3% and sets the new crystalline class goal within
the industry.

"Many customers and end users have shown interest in PID prevention progress
in recent months," concluded Mr. Bypina Veerraju Chaudary, CNPV's COO and CTO.
"I think it is fair to state however that while they understand the importance
of PID, they are primarily interested to know that the certificate has been
attained. Our concentration at CNPV is to not only 'pass' the tests but to
push the boundaries of the positive results, believing that if a test is worth
pursuing, then we will work to achieve the best result within this class. This
fundamental reasoning underscores our real world class-leading power
generation. We are elated with our class-leading results within the PID
testing regime, and will continue to develop and to improve our PID
resistance, and other applicable tests results that ultimately affect the
value our customers can attain. The test results highlight the premium quality
of our products, which has been our solid commitment to customers. We expect
this outstanding PID test results performance to further strengthen customers'
confidence in our products and enhance our leadership position in the solar

About CNPV

CNPV Solar Power SA (NYSE Euronext: ALCNP) is a leading integrated
manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products that designs, manufactures and
supplies highly efficient and cost effective crystalline solar photovoltaic
modules. CNPV's website at

For more information,

CNPV Solar Power SA Bypina Veerraju Chaudary, Chief Operating Officer Phone:
+86-13656-473355 Email:

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