Atlas® Offers an Extensive Range of Products and Services for the Solar Industry

November 12, 2008, Chicago, IL - Atlas Material Testing Technology now offers a wide range of products and services to answer important durability questions for the solar energy industry. Atlas, the world leader in material durability testing as it relates to weathering, is excited to help companies in the solar industry meet their product warranty and efficiency claims.

Can you substantiate product claims? Is your product engineered to guarantee long-term success rather than risking failure? What tests should you do to find out?

Atlas can help you answer the tough questions and provide you with the right solutions. Atlas now offers customized weathering testing programs for the Photovoltaic, Concentrated Solar Power, Solar Thermal and Building Integrated Photovoltaic industries.

"In a time when many consumers and businesses alike are moving towards various alternative energy solutions, Atlas intends to help remove some of the guesswork by providing the means to ensure these new products will last and perform at acceptable levels over time," said Kurt Scott, Director of R & D for Atlas Material Testing Technology.

Atlas utilizes tailored weathering methodologies, solar-simulation exposures and instruments to measure durability of components/materials, cells, modules and complete systems so their customers can make informed material selection and product decisions in the shortest amount of time.

Atlas' comprehensive Consulting Solutions, Standard Test Equipment, Custom Systems and Testing Services have over 30 years of testing and measurement experience supporting the solar industry. For more information visit or contact us at

About Atlas Material Testing Technology

Atlas® is a recognized leader in material testing, offering a complete line of instruments and services for accelerated and natural weathering. The Atlas Consulting Group helps clients develop the best weathering processes for their products, as well as offers education and training courses worldwide. For accelerated laboratory and outdoor testing, Atlas Weathering Services Group has five laboratories and over 20 outdoor exposure sites around the world in a variety of climates, including desert, subtropical, high-altitude and corrosive. Atlas Material Testing Technology is ISO 17025 and ISO 9001:2000 registered. Atlas products are designed and manufactured to conform to international, national and industry standard test methods including ISO, ASTM, DIN, JIS and numerous others.

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