Intertek acquires Clean Energy Associates to expand solar quality assurance services
Intertek has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Clean Energy Associates (CEA), an independent provider of quality assurance, technical services, supply chain traceability and downstream technical support for the solar and energy storage industries.
Founded in 2008, CEA has a successful track record of photovoltaic and energy storage projects in more than 65 countries and provides a range of services in the solar value chain. These include inline production monitoring and quality assurance, supply chain management and traceability, as well as technical support. With key operational locations in the US and China, its subject matter experts provide global services to support solar project developers, engineering, procurement and construction companies, financiers, power plant owners and independent power producers (IPPs) in navigating their decarbonization and energy sustainable travel.
The acquisition of CEA will complement not only Intertek’s global network of industry experts, but also the company’s existing Total Quality Assurance services, such as product testing and certification, on-site inspections, asset management and condition monitoring. This dynamic combination will enable Intertek to further strengthen and expand support to solar stakeholders and help them reduce risks across the entire PV and energy storage lifecycle. CEA will also benefit from Intertek’s global network and customer base, facilitating expansion opportunities into new geographies.
“Intertek has been an integral partner for the energy industry for over 135 years. True to our commitment to supporting global energy companies in navigating the challenges and opportunities ahead, Intertek is pleased to expand our pioneering offering of sustainability services in the fast-growing, structurally attractive solar quality assurance market.” Andre Lacroix, CEO of Intertec. “We look forward to welcoming the CEA team to Intertek and working together to seize the compelling opportunities ahead by supporting our customers in their sustainability journeys with our industry-leading ATIC (Assurance, Testing, Inspection, Certification) solutions. ).”
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