STS News

Jun 2019

STS Becomes the First Inspection Body Internationally Accredited to Carry out PV Modules Pre-Shipment Inspection

Senergy Technical Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, the industry leader in PV modules quality control, announces today that is has obtained ISO17020:2012 accreditation.

By obtaining ISO17020:2012 accreditation, STS has become the first accredited Inspection Body to conduct PV modules pre-shipment inspection. The accreditation validates STS Technical competence, Inspection methods, Impartiality and confidentiality, Quality assurance procedures effectiveness, Safety at work, Use of suitable equipment.

Alexandre Minuzzo, President of STS, further explains:

“PV projects stakeholders have an obvious need to obtain guarantees that the PV modules used in their projects are manufactured under the agreed production and quality terms, at the designated factories and with the certified components. In a sector where multiple inspection firms have emerged, such stakeholders must rely on bodies that are impartial and whose technical competence is verified, and that is what ISO17020:2012 is about. By becoming the first and currently the only internationally accredited company to conduct PV modules pre-shipment inspection, we at STS once again lead the pack and will hopefully inspire our peers to bring transparency to buyers and suppliers of PV modules.”

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