Intertek Opens New Lab in Southern California; Adds Photovoltaic Testing Center for Solar Panels

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New photovoltaic lab provides market with much needed testing and certification capacity for solar panels.

The world political, economic and social environment has created an enormous demand for Renewable Energy solutions such as solar power

Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services has announced the opening of a new testing and certification lab in Lake Forest, CA replacing its lab of 13 years in Laguna Niguel. Intertek moved into its new larger 29,000 square foot laboratory to increase capacity to meet rising demand for testing and certification services in the west region. The new facility houses Intertek's new regional center of excellence for testing of photovoltaic (solar) modules. What's more, Intertek's new southern CA lab significantly increases local testing capacity for all types of electrical manufacturers ranging from consumer electronics and HVAC to medical devices and lighting. The new facility also incorporates significant investments to build testing centers of excellence for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), and medical devices and lighting products.

"The world political, economic and social environment has created an enormous demand for Renewable Energy solutions such as solar power," said Gregg Tiemann, chief executive of Intertek's Commercial and Electrical division. "Our new photovoltaic labs in Lake Forest, CA and Shanghai China are providing much needed market capacity for testing; ultimately helping to speed the introduction of these vital products to the market." In addition to photovoltaic modules, Intertek tests related Alternative Energy products such as inverters, wind turbines and components to a range of North American and international standards.

Additional Lab Capabilities
As part of Intertek's global network of more than 1,000 labs in 110 countries the new Lake Forest lab, provides manufacturers with local testing and certification for faster access to global markets. In addition to its photovoltaic testing center the lab includes a 3-meter immunity chamber and a 3-meter emissions chamber for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing, a "rain room" for testing products under a variety of environmental conditions, and dedicated labs for lighting, laser and gas appliance testing. There is an on-site client lounge which offers a productive workspace, food and beverages, comfortable seating, news and entertainment options.

Intertek will be hosting an open house and tours for its new lab and photovoltaic testing center in January. For more information or to register for this event visit Register for the PV Lab Grand Opening or call 800-WORLDLAB

Roy Strunin, Manager, North American Field Marketing
Telephone: 978-263-2662
roy.strunin (at)

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace.

Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 110 countries around the world.

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