Aptos Solar certainly makes sure that the product that they put on the market is high quality. To ensure that, they devised 3X IEC Standard quality testing. Basically, the panels undergo tests that are three times stricter than the baseline standards set by the International Electrotechnical Commission
(IEC). Each module has to be able to withstand:
- Thermal cycling: the modules are continuously cycled between 185°F and -40°F. IEC baseline – 200 cycles, Aptos standard – 600.
- Humidity freeze: modules pass through the same temperature range, but this time with humidity changing from 85% at 185°F to no humidity control at -40°F. Aptos engineers set the testing baseline at 30 cycles instead of standard 10.
- Damp heat: solar panels spend 3,000 hours at 185°F with 85% humidity.
As a result, the failure rate of Aptos Solar panels is less than 0.01%. Renewable Energy Testing Center
(RETC) has partnered with Aptos to provide third-party testing.