AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced that its multi-crystalline solar module EcoDuo PM 220 received UK MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) certification and will expand into the British market recently. AUO will provide local residents with high quality, safe, and reliable solar modules. This is an important milestone for the Company's development in the European solar market.
MCS has been developed to provide consumers with an assurance that microgeneration products meet a robust set of standards, including module performance, manufacturing processes, materials and so on. AUO has met the quality and safety standards of MCS to sell its popular multi-crystalline solar module EcoDuo PM 220 in the local market. Besides MCS certification , EcoDuo PM 220 obtained the world's first carbon footprint verification for solar modules, passed IEC61215 and UL1730 standards, and offers clients environmentally friendly and long performance warranty.
The U.K. has 42% of home ownership, which is higher than Germany, Italy, France, and other European countries. In addition, since the solar power buy-back scheme has been implemented in 2010, total installed solar power capacity is growing significantly, making the country a promising solar market. Home owners purchase AUO solar module for rooftop system and can get feed-in tariffs from the government.
AUO works aggressively with European partners and has successfully participated in open-field PV system and rooftop solar system projects in Germany, Italy, Slovakia, and Czech. AUO integrates its solar modules, solar systems and PV projects to provide high quality solar total solutions. Currently, AUO cooperates closely with local agents in each country to jointly develop a comprehensive sales network of solar modules, so that even better and timelier energy services could be delivered to clients around the world.