Our Solar Services at a Glance

Quality Assurance:

CEA has completed more than 35 GW of quality assurance audits at 350 factories worldwide.  Our experienced, on-the-ground team of international quality control engineers and supply chain experts offer an unparalleled quality assurance presence that will:

  • Reduce technical and financial risk
  • Protect solar and storage investments
  • Ensure future energy-producing viability for the life of the product

Our Quality Assurance services span the entire duration of the manufacturing process – from the initial factory audit before the arrival of raw materials, to the shipment of completed modules, inverters, racking, balance of plant components, and battery storage systems to the client.

It is built on a proven platform that provides unequaled technical capabilities, while simultaneously providing the flexibility to tailor the services to the individual client needs.

Our long-standing relationships with equipment manufacturers and our bilingual team give our clients peace of mind that they are receiving the highest quality, unbiased, third-party quality assurance presence in the factory.

Our quality assurance services include more than 100 individual items – an abbreviated summary is provided below:

  • Program Definition

    Documentation of supplier, production, and product specifications:

    • Establish specific goals and objectives
    • Determine scope, schedule and budget
  • Factory Audit

    Prior to the beginning of production, CEA performs an on-site audit of each factory location identified in the Program Definition.

    • Facility certifications audit
    • Management and employee training audit
    • Production process and materials management audit
    • Finished product, loading and logistics management audit
    • In-house testing laboratory management audit
  • Inline Production Monitoring

    Comprehensive monitoring of all production processes, workshops, and lines used in the Lot production:

    • Incoming materials quality control and inspection
    • Materials conformity with Bill of Materials
    • Instrument and production line calibration
    • Inline manufacturing monitoring
    • Packaging and warehousing inspections
  • Pre-shipment Inspection

    Inspection of each piece in the Sample to ensure conformance with product specifications:

    • Visual inspection
    • Functional and performance testing
    • Safety testing
    • Sampling for 3rd party testing
    • Certification and nonconformance inspection
    • Rejection protocols
  • Container Loading Monitoring

    Confirmation that the boxes/pallets of products are being loaded into the shipping container and that they come exclusively exclusively from inspected and approved Lots

    • Conformance with packaging and loading specifications
    • Recording of container information