DuPont, SECI partner to explore PV quality standards

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DuPont has partnered with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI), soon to be Renewable Energy Corporation of India, to debate quality standards for the photovoltaic market in the country.

The partnership is expected to ensure safety, reliability and profitability of solar projects in India.

Both organizations jointly hosted a workshop recently to address policy makers and members of the industry to discuss codes and standards and typical failures found in solar projects. The focus of the workshop was on best practice and ways to improve levelized cost of electricity (LCOE).

Recommendations that emerged at the workshop are to be presented before Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and would help improve existing quality standards for Indian photovoltaic projects.

“Establishment of uniform quality standards is an area of continued focus as the Indian solar industry progresses. International standards, including International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards, need to be adapted to suit climatic and operational conditions of India to mitigate risks such as permanent power degradation, panel failures, or electrical safety issues,” PV Tech has quoted Ashvini Kumar, the managing director of SECI, as saying.

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