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NRTL Certification: quality mark for solar panels in the USA

NRTL Certification mark stands for quality and safety-conforming installation of solar PV modules in the USA. Underwriting Laboratories (UL) is one of the labs.

What is NRTL Certification?

For the proper, quality and safety-conforming installation of solar PV modules in the USA, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) certification mark is required.

CSA NRTL certification

CSA NRTL certification

There are many Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories, such as:

  1. TUV SUD
  2. TUV Rheinland
  3. Canadian Standards Association
  4. Intertek Testing Services
  5. Underwriting Laboratories (UL)

 

Restrictions without NRTL Certification

Without a NRTL certification mark you:

  1. Are not allowed to connect solar panels to the grid
  2. Will not receive Government rebates & tax incentives
  3. Will not receive coverage from your insurance after your house caught on fire.

Exception:

An off-grid solar system, for which government rebates & tax incentives cannot be applied for.

States and local codes determine which NRTLs are accepted.

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