Onyx Solar is committed to delivering high-quality products only, which meet international standards, codes, and safety guidelines. Both the production process and materials have been verified by independent certifying associations.
UL is one of several companies approved by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to perform safety testing. More than 50 of our products have obtained their corresponding certifications, thereby making Onyx Solar the leader in safety for photovoltaic glass in the U.S.
Onyx Solar´s crystalline and amorphous silicon glass panes were investigated by UL succesfully in accordance with the standards for safety UL-1703 & ULC/ORD-C1703 "Standards for Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panels". This represented a milestone in the solar industry since no company had been able to certify extra-large and semi-transparent PV glass panes to this standard before.
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is an international standards organization that prepares and publishes International Standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies. More than 50 of our photovoltaic products which are made of amorphous and crystalline silicon glass as well as our factory passed the safety and quality control tests. No other manufacturer of photovoltaic glass has as many products tested with optimal results.
TÜV NORD laboratories have certified both Onyx Solar’s factory and crystalline glass panes in accordance with the following IEC standards: “Crystalline Silicon Terrestrial Photovoltaic (PV) Modules - Design Qualification and Type Approval”, and IEC61730 2011:1&2 standards “Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - -Part 1: Requirements for construction & Part 2: Requirements for testing”.
UL laboratories have certified Onyx Solar's amorphous photovoltaic glass panes according to IEC 61646 "Thin-film terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules – Design qualification and type approval", IEC 61646 "Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification" and IEC 61730-1:2004+AMD1:2011+AMD2:2013 standard “Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - -Part 1: Requirements for construction & Part 2: Requirements for testing”
Our PV glass panes are certified in accordance with IEC61701, "2nd ed. 2011-12: Salt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV)modules" and has reached a maximum of 5 in the scale in the severity test.
mcs product certification
Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is a quality assurance scheme recognised in the United Kingdom, supported by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. It is managed by the MCS Service Company, a trading subsidiary of the MCS Charitable Foundation. MCS certifies microgeneration technologies used to produce electricity and heat from renewable sources. MCS is also an eligibility requirement for the Government’s financial incentives, which include the Feed-in Tariff and the Renewable Heat Incentive.
safety standards as architectural glass
In order to prove how the product properly meets the most stringent safety standards in construction required for architectural glass, Tecnalia lab has tested our crystalline and amorphous silicon laminated glass in accordance with the requirements set by the UNE-EN 14449:2006 standard: “Glass in building - Laminated glass and laminated safety glass - Evaluation of conformity/Product” . This is a benchmark standard in the field of architectural glass for building integration. All tests performed have turned out to be a great success.
The glass panes have obtained the best results on the impact resistance tests performed in accordance with UNE-EN 12600:2003 standard.
The amorphous silicon glass panes have got a P4A rating on the resistance to manual attack tests performed in accordance with UNE-EN 356:2001 standard.
Resistance to extreme weather conditions was measured by carrying out a test in accordance with UNE-EN ISO 12543-4:2011 standard. The conclusion reached is that the glass panes can still preserve their lamination quality after having kept them exposed under extreme humid conditions.
Boil and impact test have been performed in accordance with ANSI Z97.1-2015 standard "For safety glazing materials used in buildings - safety performance specifications and methods of test".
Onyx Solar laminated safety glass for buildings has been found to be in compliance with the SGCC (Safety Glazing Certification Council) certification program.
CHINA COMPULSORY PRODUCT CERTIFICATION: Onyx Solar BIPV has met the requirements specified in CNCA-C 3-01:2014 implementation rule for compulsory certification safety glass products (CCC certification).
| Temperature Cycling Test (TC200): |
200 cycles of temperature from -40ºC to + 85 ºC.
| Humidity Test (HF10): |
10 cycles of humidity-freezing as 10 cycles of +85 ºC
following by freezing stage as 85% relative humidity at -40ªC.
|Damp Heat test (DHT1000): |
1000 hours at + 85 ºC. And 85% relative humidity.
|Mechanical Loading Test: |
Our system can stand up to a tested load of 5400 Pa (540 kg/m2). The deflection of the system (structure and glass) is below L/240 where L is equal to the clear span length in feet of the deflected member.
Light soaking Test:
|Hail test: |
Ice ball in diameter 25 mm at 23 m/s, directed against 11 points of impact.
|Class A on fire safety: |
Highest rating in fire safety standards. Test standard - ASTM E84-16: Standard Test Method for Surface Burning Characteristics of Building materials. Flame Spread index 25; Smoke-developed index 180.
Integrated Management System
The company has developed an Integrated Management System which has led the company to obtain the corresponding ISO Certifications. Onyx has proved to comply with the requirements of the following two ISO standards: ISO 9001:2005 (Quality Management) and the ISO 14001:2015 (Environmental Management).
For more information, check out our Quality and Environmental Policy.
The certifications shown in this section are proof of Onyx Solar’s leadership in photovoltaic glass for buildings.