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The China General Certification Center (CGC) accredited SGS Germany GmbH on 30 June 2011 as a Golden Sun Certification Approved Laboratory, which allows us to extend our certification services by now being able to offer CGC’s Golden Sun Mark Certificate.

“This agreement is an important milestone that will strengthen SGS’ certification service portfolio. We can now provide a comfortable one-stop certification service to our customers and thus simplify their global expansion,” explains Jörn Brembach, Business Manager Photovoltaics.

Through the status “Golden Sun Certification Approved Laboratory”, solar modules tested by our Solar Testhouse can be accredited by CGC via the Golden Sun Mark Certificate. Thus, solar manufacturers can gain access to the Chinese market through their usual, IEC related certification process.

Founded in 2003, the CGC is currently China’s leading certifier in photovoltaic products testing and certification. It operates under the licensed authorization of the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA). Until now, the CGC established and executed China’s increasingly influential, national certification scheme for photovoltaic projects - the Golden Sun certification.

With regard to this important partnership, the CGC and CNCA demonstrate their great appreciation for SGS’ photovoltaic testing capability. Both parties can thus provide their customers with enhanced one-stop solutions, whether national or international.

SGS Global Solar Solutions

SGS offers testing and certification of photovoltaic panels according to the internationally recognized standards of IEC 61215, IEC 61646 and IEC 61730-1/2. As a national certified body (NCB) and one of the five German CB testing laboratories (CBTL), we at SGS issue internationally recognized CB testing certificates and CB testing reports for solar panel manufacturers. Beyond that, our experts serve the whole value chain of photovoltaic projects.

For more information on CGC certification of solar panels, please contact:

Jörn Brembach
Business Manager Photovoltaics
SGS Consumer Testing Services

SGS Germany GmbH
SGS Solar Testhouse
Zeisigweg 13
D-01737 Kurort Hartha
t: + 49 35 203 3909 10
Website: www.sgs.com/solar

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With 67,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,250 offices and laboratories around the world.