29 Feb '16, 3pm

[email protected] finalizes new international quality standard for #solar PV module manufacturing

.@NREL finalizes new international quality standard for #solar PV module manufacturing

Quality control. The new standard is aimed at helping PV manufacturers ensure consistency in their modules. Image: Suntech. Researchers at the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory in the US have finalised the development of a new international quality standard for PV module manufacturing. The standard is intended to increase levels of confidence among investors, utilities and consumers in the safety and reliability of PV panels. It marks the culmination of five years of work instigated under the PV Quality Assurance Task Force (PVQAT), spearheaded by NREL. The task force was launched to drive forward the development of a new universal quality standard for PV as it undergoes breakneck growth. Module reliability is not defined or covered by the current IEC standards, so although modules may receive certifications under certain test conditions, those do not guarantee their...

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