UL Warns of Counterfeit Mark on Solar Panels

10/01/2014 |

Photovoltaic devices may not meet certification standards

UL is warning consumers about photovoltaic panels that bear a counterfeit certification mark. Despite the mark, the solar panel has not been evaluated by UL and it is unknown whether the solar panels comply with any safety requirements.

The AstralENERGY250W, model AE-CR250WP, is mentioned specific-ally as bearing a false UL safety certification symbol. The panels are manufactured and sold by Engineered Systems Inc. doing business as AstralEnergy Solar Manufacturing Company, though the panels may have been sold by others as well.

The release warns that anyone purchasing photovoltaic panels should verify that the UL stamp is genuine.

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