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MCS 005

Product certification scheme requirements

Issue: 2.0 Date: 15/07/08

Solar Photovoltaic Modules

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Certificates contain the name and address of the manufacturer, model and reference number of the solar PV module, the test standard, a unique certificate reference number and the issue number and date.

Certificates are valid from the date of issue and are maintained and held in force subject to satisfactory completion of the requirements for maintenance of certification (see item 7), but remain the property of the issuing certification body.

Details of the manufacturer and the certificated product(s) are listed in the Green Book and on the website at www.greenbooklive.com.


Technical documentation

Technical documentation for the product must be submitted for review. This documentation shall be presented in English and shall be such that it can be assured that the products submitted for test are equivalent to those that are to be manufactured for normal production. The documentation must consist of the following as a minimum;

  • a.

    Details of intended use, application and classifications (if any) required,

  • b.

    Manufacturing drawings and/or specifications including tolerances, issue

and revision numbers.

  • c.

    The revision number of the product.

  • d.

    Raw material and components specifications.




. Details of the quality plan applied during manufacture to ensure ongoing compliance, Where historical test data is requested to be considered for the application, full test report and details of any existing approvals (Note: each application will be dealt with on a case by case basis and further information about the acceptance of previous testing is available on request). . Installation, use and maintenance instructions.

  • 7.

    Maintenance of certification and listing Certificates and listing are maintained and held in force subject to satisfactory completion of the following requirements for maintenance of certification:

    • 7.1

      Factory audits

Certification is maintained through annual FPC quality system audits, which shall include a detailed check that the product being manufactured is to the same specification as the product tested.

This document is the property of the Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR), 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET.

© BERR 2008

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