UL Warns of Counterfeit UL Mark on Photovoltaic Panels (Release 14PN-02)


This public notice is the same as the notice issued on April 15, 2013 (Release 13PN-20) except for the addition of Model AP-250MK.

NORTHBROOK, IL – Feb. 28, 2014 – The following is a notification from UL to Authorities Having Jurisdiction, distributors, installers and users that the photovoltaic modules identified below bear counterfeit UL Marks for the United States and Canada. The photovoltaic (solar) modules have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these photovoltaic modules comply with UL’s safety requirements for the United States or Canada.  

Name of Product:    

ASP – Advanced Solar Photonics (also known as Bluechip Energy)
Models AP-240PK, AP-245MK, AP-250MK and ASP-390M

Note that ASP is a tradename for the parent company Bluechip Energy LLC

Identification:   On the product:   The products bear a counterfeit UL Mark and one of the markings shown below:

Note that the labels include additional electrical rating information, but the values may differ from that shown in the photographs below. 

Photos of Product: 

Photo of typical installation

Counterfeit nameplate from Model AP-240PK (also Models AP-245MK and AP-250MK)

The nameplate label for Models AP-245MK and AP-250MK are identical to the label above except for Model number and electrical ratings.

Counterfeit nameplate from Model ASP-390M

Sold at:  Known to be sold by SunWorks Solar. May be sold by other distributors.