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SGS Germany GmbH Gains CGC Accreditation for Chinese Golden Sun Mark

SGS Germany GmbH has signed an agreement with the China General Certification Center (CGC). On June, 30 2011 the CGC provided SGS with the accreditation that enables SGS to provide the Chinese CGC mark, the Golden Sun Mark Certificate.

Kurort Hartha, Germany, August 18, 2011 --( The China General Certification Center (CGC) has agreed to work with SGS Germany GmbH, giving SGS Germany GmbH the accreditation to offer CGC’s Golden Sun Mark Certificate. With their Golden Sun Certification Approved Laboratory, solar modules tested by SGS Germany GmbH can now be accredited by CGC via the Golden Sun Mark Certificate. Alongside the IEC related certification process, solar manufacturers can thus gain access to the Chinese market.

“With this important agreement we can provide a comfortable one-stop certification service to our customers and thus simplify their global expansion,” explains Jörn Brembach, Business Manager Photovoltaics.

Founded in 2003, the CGC ( is currently China’s leading certifier in photovoltaic product testing and certification. It operates under the licensed authorization of the Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA). Until now, the CGC established and executed China’s increasingly influential, national certification scheme for photovoltaic projects - the Golden Sun certification.

With regard to this important partnership, the CGC and CNCA demonstrate their great appreciation for SGS’ photovoltaic testing capability. Both parties can thus provide enhanced one-stop solutions to their customers, whether national or international.

About SGS Solar Solutions

SGS offers testing and certification ( of photovoltaic panels according to the internationally recognized standards of IEC 61215, IEC 61646 and IEC 61730-1/2. As a national certified body (NCB) and one of the five German CB testing laboratories (CBTL), the SGS Solar Testhouse issues internationally recognized CB testing certificates and CB testing reports for solar panel manufacturers. SGS experts also serve the whole value chain of photovoltaic projects.

For more information on CGC certification of solar panels, please contact:

SGS Germany GmbH
Jörn Brembach
Business Manager Photovoltaics, SGS Solar Testhouse
Zeisigweg 13
D-01737 Kurort Hartha

t: + 49 35 203 3909 10

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 67'000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1'250 offices and laboratories around the world.

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Jörn Brembach
+49 35 203 3909 10
Business Manager Photovoltaics

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