Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced the completion of its photovoltaic testing facility expansion in San Jose, CA, U.S. The expansion has increased testing capacity by more than 40%, reportedly making it the largest solar testing laboratory of its kind in North America.
The new expansion to the Photovoltaic Technology Center of Excellence in San Jose brings the total laboratory space to 32,000-sq-ft. The facility now also houses five extra chambers that assess a variety of PV innovations, including crystalline and thin-film technologies such as BIPV and concentrated PV. UL also tests Recognized Components such as PV connectors and junction boxes. New employees will also be hired to meet testing demands.
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