- Verditek said that its lightweight photo-voltaic panel technology had successfully passed all tests required for a key certification.

The technology was being used to transform solar power by making very light-weight robust photo-voltaic solar cells.

They had achieved IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 and certification, which the company said was the final step of preparation for commercialisation.

Manufacturing would now proceed to fulfil a first order.

'I speak for the board when I state we stand behind the ingenuity and perseverance of our people as they deliver a first-class solar manufacturing facility in Europe,' chief executive Geoff Nesbitt said.

'The multi-billion-dollar solar market continues to expand as the world embraces renewable energy, and we are well positioned with a certified product that addresses a need in commercial warehousing and pre-engineered roofing that has been unserved.'

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