RGS Energy reports that the new POWERHOUSE 3.0 solar shingle system has passed UL tests for Class A Fire, the highest Fire rating available. UL Fire tests are required to achieve UL 1703 Certification, the standard for solar photovoltaic modules and panels.
“Passing these tests demonstrates our steady progress towards UL Certification,” commented Brad Bentzen, director of POWERHOUSE division. “Solar tests are now the only tests remaining toward UL 1703 Certification. Given that POWERHOUSE 3.0 uses industry standard silicon technology, we remain confident we will receive full UL 1703 certification by September as anticipated.”
RGS Energy plans to begin sales and installation of POWERHOUSE 3.0 solar shingles immediately following UL 1703 certification. The company has received written reservations for $42 million in potential annual revenue, averaging $1.5 million a day in new reservations since the last announcement.
“As demonstrated by the hundreds of reservations we’ve already received, we enjoy a huge market opportunity in the U.S.,” continued Bentzen. “California in particular is one of the more compelling domestic markets for POWERHOUSE with the state’s recently enacted solar mandate.”
“We also see substantial international opportunities,” added Bentzen. “So, we are also pursuing International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) testing to address the global market.”
News item from RGS Energy