LG Electronics has obtained the UL(Underwriters Laboratories) safety standards certification for the 'Bifacial' solar power module for the first time in Korea.
LG Electronics made an announcement on Oct. 14 that its bifacial solar modules have been proven to be safe in all 13 tests, including "power measurement," "durable," "fire" and "shock" by UL, an official U.S. safety certification agency.
Unlike normal mono-facial solar modules, bifacial solar modules produce electricity by absorbing light that is reflected from the ground not only through the front but also through the rear, which can maximize efficiency of generation compared to the same area of installation.
It is expected that LG Electronics will win orders from the U.S. and Canada, where it must submit certificates when installing solar energy modules and receiving approval, with its acquisition of the UL1703 certification.
In particular, LG Electronics' bifacial solar power modules are South Korea's biggest and most efficient ones and support up to 520W (watt) output performance. Front-end outputs support up to 400W (based on 72 cells) and have efficiency of 19.5%. The rear output, which produces power by absorbing light reflected from the ground, can additionally generate power up to 30 percent of the front, depending on the installation environment.
LG Electronics' bifacial solar energy modules are applied with the industry's best quality assurance policy, which guarantees not only product warranty for 25 years but also performance of module output up to 95.4% based on full-scale output.