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Solyndra Awarded ISO 9001:2008 Certification

The Copper Indium Gallium di-Selenide (CIGS) manufacturer was awarded the Quality Certification by TüvRheinland.


Solyndra, a manufacturer of innovative cylindrical solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for commercial and industrial rooftops, has earned ISO 9001:2008 certification. This is an internationally recognized standard issued to organizations with a quality management system. The certificate was authorized by TüvRheinland.


"To meet strong product demand we are ramping our Fab 2 facility, and this certification recognizes the strength of the processes and procedures that we have put in place to ensure the highest levels of quality as we rapidly scale our business," said Ben Bierman, Solyndra's Executive VP of operations and engineering. "Obtaining ISO certification demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement and delivering the highest levels of service and product quality to our customers around the world."


ISO 9001:2008 provides a set of requirements that must be in place to have a quality management system, regardless of the organization's size, product or service line, or public or private status. Certification to the standard is voluntary, and organizations must complete a rigorous auditing process by a third party registrar.


TÜVRheinland delivers independent testing, assessment, and certification services to help companies gain access into global markets. Boasting an international network across six continents, the company's in-country experts ease the path to compliance with cost-effective pricing and quick turnaround times. The $1.5 billion corporation is comprised of an international network of more than 12,500 employees in 62 countries and serves most industry sectors and markets worldwide. 


Headquartered in Fremont, California, Solyndra designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems, comprised of panels and mounts, for the commercial rooftop market. Using proprietary cylindrical modules and thin film technology, Solyndra's light weight, non-penetrating systems are designed to provide simple and easy installations and the lowest cost of electricity for typical low slope commercial rooftops.
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