UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on photovoltaic panels (Release 13PN-20)


NORTHBROOK, IL – April 15, 2013 - The following is a notification from UL to Authorities Having Jurisdiction, distributors, installers and users that the photovoltaic panels identified below bear counterfeit UL Marks for the United States and Canada . The photovoltaic (solar) panels have not been evaluated by UL to the appropriate Standards for Safety and it is unknown if these photovoltaic panels 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 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:

UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on photovoltaic panels (Release 13PN 20) 

UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on photovoltaic panels (Release 13PN 20) 

UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on photovoltaic panels (Release 13PN 20) 

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

UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on photovoltaic panels (Release 13PN 20) 

Counterfeit nameplate from Model AP-240PK

UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on photovoltaic panels (Release 13PN 20) 

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

Counterfeit nameplate from Model ASP-390M

UL warns of counterfeit UL Mark on photovoltaic panels (Release 13PN 20) 

Sold at:  Known to be sold by SunWorks Solar and may be sold by other distributors