TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa

Mobile Solar Module Testing Vans Have Higher Uncertainty of Measurement

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Nov 27, 2018 4:29:12 PM

India is currently experiencing rapid expansion of their domestic renewable industry. However, with recent reports on the lack of testing centres in the country, conversations with various project developers and manufacturers in the country have revealed that the announced National Lab Policy and Quality Control Order is adding a new wrinkle that could slow down project commissioning.

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Topics: solar, PV, photovoltaics

Why High-Precision Measurement Is So Important for Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:38:23 PM

Reliable returns for solar power plants can only be determined by high-precision performance measurements on photovoltaic (PV) modules. A low measurement inaccuracy is a prerequisite for this.

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Topics: PV, photovoltaics, solar

Providing Extended Outdoor Testing of Solar Power Modules to Dubai

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Aug 15, 2018 3:47:18 PM

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is expanding the use of renewable energies in the region. In line with this, they are establishing the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is expected to reach a maximum capacity of 5 GW by 2030.

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Topics: DEWA, solar, PV

Providing Energy Yield Management Services to Dubai

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Aug 15, 2018 3:30:18 PM

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is moving towards making renewable energies the primary source of power in the region.

As such, they are establishing the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, which is expected to generate over 1 GW of photovoltaics and 700 MW of concentrated solar power.

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Topics: DEWA, solar, PV

New International Requirements for Manufacturers of PV cables

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Apr 17, 2018 5:00:41 PM

With effect from October 2017 the IEC FDIS 62930 is available as the new international certification basis. The norm is in final draft for international standard status (FDIS). The known EN 50618, in use since December 2014, will still be applicable, yet manufacturers with worldwide distribution may wish to switch to the new international norm.

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Topics: PV, quality management systems

TUV Rheinland Shanghai celebrates 10th anniversary of PV Laboratory

Posted by Dawn Ee on Feb 27, 2018 3:32:06 PM

On December 27, 2017, TÜV Rheinland celebrated the 10th anniversary of its PV Laboratory in Shanghai. Nearly 100 experts and scholars, as well as enterprise representatives from the PV industry, attended the grand event and had a tour of the PV Laboratory - estimated to be 2,500 square meter, located at TÜV Rheinland’s Shanghai branch.

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Topics: PV

Looking beyond financial risk in solar projects

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jun 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

In the recent Energy Risk discussion organized by Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) in Singapore, Mr. Miguel Laburu from TUV Rheinland was invited to join the panel discussion as a representative to share some insights on the technical aspects of solar projects.

Solar investments needs to be affordable and reliable, and ultimately: profitable. With those prerequisites, many investors have been looking to the Asia Pacific region in the last decade as the ideal place for solar projects. Nonetheless, given the diversity of market in the region, investors need to be risk-savvy in placing their investment, and this is where Mr. Laburu shared with the participants:

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Topics: solar, PV, solar plant, solar investment

Know the Risks of Your Solar Plant

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Apr 24, 2017 2:03:51 PM

When thinking of energy resources, solar energy comes to mind, which is one of the most efficient energy resources. At TÜV Rheinland, we care about safety, sustainability and possible impacts on the environment.

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Topics: solar, PV

How to achieve the revised IEC 61215 and IEC 61730 certification for Solar PV modules

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Apr 21, 2017 10:12:22 AM

Year 2016 was a milestone in for solar PV industry with the revision on photovoltaic (PV) module standards. The new IEC 61215 standard, which came into effect in March 2016, has brought deep changes in the certification procedure to comply with the actual requirements of the industry. It now aligns the requirements for crystalline Si and various thin-film technologies for manufacturers and provides clearer structure of general requirements, test methods, and technology specific parts.

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Topics: PV, solar, IEC 61215, IEC 61730

TÜV Rheinland Sponsors Africa Renewable Energy Summit

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Mar 31, 2017 2:28:55 PM

Solar solutions for a sustainable future

As a globally recognized specialist in photovoltaic (PV) module certification, TÜV Rheinland has taken on the role of Silver Sponsor of the forthcoming Africa Renewable Energy Leader’s Summit in Kenya in April 2017.

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Topics: PV, solar, energy