BYD Receives CSA Group’s First Global Certification of Energy Storage System, to Further Explore North American Market

CSA Group, a leading global organization in standards development and testing and certification services, today officially announced its first global certification of BYD Company Ltd.’s Energy Storage System and held a signing ceremony to recognize their on-going and extended business relationship. The CSA Group certification announced today will help BYD’s renewable energy storage products further explore global markets, particularly North America.

The two organizations also announced that BYD, a leading Chinese technology manufacturer specializing in IT, automotive and new energy, has signed an MOU with CSA Group to provide further testing and certification services and special inspection programs across the solar energy, storage system and electric vehicle sectors.

“We congratulate BYD on achieving this certification, and we look forward to continuing to work with them and provide expanded services in renewable energy and electric vehicle sectors,” said Ash Sahi, President and CEO of CSA Group. “Our global testing and certification services provide Chinese manufacturers with a comprehensive range of offerings to help them gain entry to global markets.”

CSA Group issued a Certificate of Compliance for BYD’s bi-directional power converter system and a Certificate of Qualification under CSA Group Witness Manufactures Testing for Certification (WMTC) program at its Shenzhen testing facility, and also conducted a Special Inspection of BYD’s Energy Storage System. CSA Group began cooperating with BYD on PV module testing and certification in 2013. Today’s announcement broadens that relationship; CSA Group will provide additional testing and certification services to BYD across the solar energy, storage system and electric vehicle sectors. CSA Group is one of the largest standards development organizations in North America and CSA Group certification in grid-connected applications is highly recognized and renowned in North America.

“By working in close co-operation with CSA Group, a leader in renewable energy technology testing and certification, we have achieved significant progress with our Energy Storage System receiving CSA Group’s first global certification. This is a result of our partnership with CSA Group as well as the diligence and innovation of our employees,” said Mr. Luo Hongbin, Vice President of BYD Co., Ltd., and Dean of BYD Electric Power Research Institute.

As an industry leader, BYD is committed to promoting new energy solutions worldwide. Receiving certification from CSA Group means that BYD’s Energy Storage System meets global standards in terms of technology, quality and safety. It is also a demonstration of BYD’s strong competitiveness in the sector. By helping ensure BYD’s products meet global standards, CSA Group is playing an active role in promoting the new energy industry and contributing to a more sustainable world. The expansion of the service agreement with BYD further demonstrates CSA Group’s position as a trusted provider of renewable energy testing and certification services. As China is a key market in CSA Group’s global business, the organization will continue to leverage its extensive expertise and knowledge of North American and international energy standards, testing and certification services to help Chinese customers gain access to global markets.

In the last decade, CSA Group has focused on sustainability. CSA develops standards and invests in building capabilities in areas including solar panels, wind turbines, electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel, among others. CSA Group plans to expand substantially capabilities in Asia and has identified the automotive industry as one of the focus areas.

About CSA Group

CSA Group is an independent, not-for-profit member-based association dedicated to advancing safety, sustainability and social good. We are an internationally-accredited standards development and testing & certification organization. We also provide consumer product evaluation and education & training services. Our broad range of knowledge and expertise includes: industrial equipment, plumbing & construction, electro-medical & healthcare, appliances & gas, alternative energy, lighting and sustainability. The CSA mark appears on billions of products around the world.

About BYD

BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest companies and has successfully expanded globally. Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission to “solve the whole problem” has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several High-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services.

As the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies has led to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or “Fe”) Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and all of their shareholders, including the great American Investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future.

BYD has made a strong entrance to the North, Central and South American markets with their battery electric buses, and lineup of automobiles. Their mission lies not just in sales growth, but also in sociological integration and local job creation as they have poured incredible investments into developing offices, dealerships and manufacturing facilities in the local communities they now call home, truly a first for Chinese companies.

For more information, please visit www.byd.com


Pino Chen
Manager, Media Relations, Asia
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March 11, 2014