Certi-fi, the renewables specialist UK certification scheme, has seen a significant rise in manufacturers wanting to receive certification for their energy storage products.
Certi-fi has been working on certified energy storage schemes for the last 3 years and officially opened up its Manufacturer Electrical Energy Storage System (EESS) Scheme last year. Since then, interest has grown and the Certi-fi team have even established global links with bodies in the US, EU and Australia.
David Lindsay, Certi-fi Schemes Director said:
“It’s no surprise that as domestic energy storage gains momentum, manufacturers are looking for a way of differentiating their product and evidencing to distributors, installers, tender opportunities, and consumers that their products are safe, carry the appropriate UK and European Standards and that they have the requisite factory protocols in place. Product safety notices and recall processes, as well as safe decommissioning and disposal, are a key part of the Scheme, and manufacturers have been working hard to ensure these are robust enough to meet our criteria.”
“The Scheme has been three years in development, initiated by a need from major manufacturers to protect not just their own brand, but this new and exciting market as a whole. The Scheme has been in development with UKAS for around 18 months as they test the Scheme against the ISO/IEC 17065 Standard, and we’ve been able to improve it with significant input from other major stakeholders. It’s great to see this hard work pay off with an increase in applications.”
Brand leader Duracell became the first to achieve certification under the Electrical Energy Storage System Scheme, with BYD, SolaX and Growatt already in the certification process. Working with the ENA and DNOs and partnering with other significant stakeholders, an installation scheme for EESS is also nearing completion – increasing safety standards and consumer protection in what many see as the biggest growth area in renewables for some time.
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