Energy Innovations’ Sunflower Solar Concentrator Achieves UL Listing

August 10, 2008 by Jeff Shepard

Energy Innovations, Inc. announced that its flagship product, the Sunflower Solar Concentrator, has officially received certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and is authorized to carry the UL Mark (under the Concentrator Photovoltaic Modules and Assemblies (QICP) category). According to the company, to date, no other product in the concentrating solar photovoltaic (CPV) category has achieved this certification.

Currently, certification by a nationally recognized test laboratory, such as UL, is required for the permitting of commercial PV installations and is necessary to qualify for most U.S. state incentive programs.

The Sunflower CPV solution integrates the photovoltaic module, tracker, controller and communications system into one solution that is said to produce cost-competitive solar power while also being easy to install and maintain over time. Having secured UL certification for the Sunflower, Energy Innovations will be raising additional capital to expand production and deploy commercial installations coming online in 2009.

"This important milestone is a direct result of our entire team’s commitment to building best of breed products that exceed expectations in safety, reliability and energy production," said Bill Gross, CEO of Energy Innovations. "The UL Mark is one of the most recognized symbols of safety in the world and to say we’re thrilled to have our work validated by such an independent and reputable institution would be an understatement."