May 18, 2010, Chicago, IL - Atlas Material Testing Technology is pleased to announce that it has received accreditation for the solar collector testing program at its Arizona test facility, DSET Laboratories by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC). Atlas successfully passed an onsite audit to SRCC Standard 100 "Test Methods and Minimum Standards for Certifying Solar Collectors". SRCC Standard 100, along with ISO 9806-1, 2 and 3 standards- "Test Methods for Solar Collectors" has been added to the current ISO 17025 accreditation scope.
The solar thermal industry has experienced a significant backlog in certification testing due to the lack of SRCC certified testing laboratories and an increase in solar thermal business globally. Atlas made the decision to invest resources to fill this need, re-entering the solar thermal testing market where it once played a major role during the last global solar initiative.
As a result of Atlas' long history in the solar thermal market, expertise in solar radiometry, optical measurements, material evaluations and pristine Arizona desert location, Atlas is well situated to once again play a leading role in the solar thermal testing arena.
To learn more about Atlas' Solar Test Center and solar thermal testing services, please contact John Wonders at 1-800-255-3738 or visit us online at http://www.soraldurability.com.