AU Optronics goes solar with multi-crystalline module in the UK

AU Optronics (AUO) is planning to provide UK residents with solar technology.

Its multi-crystalline solar module EcoDuo PM 220 has received the UK MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certificate, which means it can begin to implement its solar technology in Britain.

The move means that UK residents will be able to buy the AUO solar module for rooftop systems and receive the usual subsidies from the government by way of feed-in-tariffs. 

MCS says any microgeneration products must meet a robust set of standards, including module performance, manufacturing processes and the materials used. AUO says it has met the quality and safety standards of MCS and will now be selling the EcoDuo PM 220 multi-crystalline solar module. AUO says the product has obtained the “world’s first carbon footprint verification for solar modules.”

AUO already works with European partners and has participated in open-field PV system and rooftop solar system projects in Germany , Italy , Slovakia , and Czech.