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Quality Infrastructure for Solar Photovoltaic in India
S. Kumar
Metrology, Accreditation, Quality Infrastructure, Refrence Module, Certification body
Energy Transition – Integration, Storage, Sustainability, Policy, Economics, Energy Poverty, Society
Subtopic: Regional Experiences; Combatting Energy Poverty
Event: 8th World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion
Session: 5DV.2.108
1673 - 1674
ISBN: 3-936338-86-8
Paper DOI: 10.4229/WCPEC-82022-5DV.2.108
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The objective of this paper is to make the stakeholders aware about steps to be taken to strengthen the national quality infrastructure of solar PV industryin India to build the trust of financial institutions to finance the solar PV plants also enabling the solar PV component manufacturers to get their products certified against international standards at lower prices enabling them to sell their products in global market and compete with international players. The need for national certification body for PV products, calibration laboratory, quick adoption/adaption of international standards by the national standard body is also underlined in this paper. The current status of national quality infrastructure in India has been described in this paper ie. national & international standards, testing labs, metrology institutes and general recommendations on systematic development of PV sector and the relevant quality infrastructure. The paper highlights the need for certification of PV power plants, PV installers as at present Government only focusing the certification of solar components but installation of PV power plant has also a major contribution in the performance of PV power plants.