DNV GL Launches Mobile Solar PV Laboratory in India

Advisory and certification company DNV GL has launched a new mobile laboratory service for the onsite testing of solar PV modules in India.

The Onsite Solar Lab is a first for DNV GL and the company says it will allow asset owners to save time and costs and minimize risk by carrying out onsite testing that would otherwise be conducted in a stationary laboratory.

“We predict that primary energy consumption of solar PV in India will increase from zero in 2016 to 24 per cent by 2050,” said Nicolas Renon of DNV GL Energy.

“The Onsite Solar Lab will support the demands of the rapidly-growing solar market, further empowering developers and financiers to identify secure solar investments and accelerate India’s energy transition.”

He explained that sending modules to a stationary laboratory is often time consuming, expensive, and involves transportation related risks. “For greenfield projects, successful implementation of a PV module quality assurance programme in the field can significantly reduce technology and investment risk by detecting manufacturing issues or transportation related damage when modules arrive at a site. For operating projects, on-site measurements can assist in determining the sources of module performance issues.”

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