Certifications & Accreditations
Testing & Standards
Solarvolt™ BIPV modules have been previously tested by Kiwa, according to IEC standards, under the solarnova brand.
- IEC 61215:2005 / EN 61215:2005
Crystalline silicon terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules – Design qualification and type approval
- IEC 61730-1:2004 / EN 61730-1:2007
Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification – Requirements for construction
- IEC 61730-2:2004 / EN 61730-2:2007
Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification – Requirements for testing
Solarvolt™ BIPV also is undergoing new certification testing to IEC, UL and CAN/CSA standards and is pursuing CEC and SGCC certification.
Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
Solarvolt™ BIPV modules can help building projects earn the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The ITC currently offers a 26% tax credit for solar systems on commercial properties and can be applied to customer-sited commercial solar systems.
The ITC credit can apply to aggregate investment in both Solarvolt™ BIPV glass panels and electrical components.
Since the program was implemented in 2006, the residential and commercial solar ITC has helped spark 10,000% growth in the U.S. solar industry, with an average annual growth of 50% over the last decade alone.
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