JA Solar’s highly efficient polycrystalline RIECIUM module passed the 500-hour Potential Induced Degradation (PID) Test conducted by TUV SUD, a world leader in testing and certification services.
The tests were conducted under extreme conditions of 85℃, 85% relative humidity and 1,000 volts of system voltage bias, with results showing less than 2% power degradation. These results are in accordance with JA Solar's previous assurance that its RIECIUM modules are capable of passing the double standard IEC62804 PID test, which is conducted under conditions of 85℃, 85% relative humidity and 1,000 volts of system voltage bias, for a duration of 92 hours.
The RIECIUM module, launched by JA Solar earlier this February, has a color close to the mono-crystalline module. The average conversion efficiency of RIECIUM modules currently in production has surpassed 18.6%, while power output has reached 270W, 10W higher than the industry average.
"By passing the 500-hour PID Test with our RIECIUM modules, JA Solar has reached yet another milestone in terms of our ability to produce highly reliable solar products," said Mr. Yong Liu, Chief Operation Officer of JA Solar.