Waaree Energies has announced it has become the first module manufacturer in India to get NABL accreditation for its PV module test lab. This state-of-the-art lab is located at its module manufacturing facility in Gujarat. The laboratory can perform more than 30 critical IEC tests.
Waaree Lab is also India’s first IEC certification body-recognized customer test facility from Intertek, for reliability testing and certification.
The standards covered by the test facility are IEC 61215-1, 1-1, 2 for design qualification and type approval of terrestrial PV modules, IEC 61701 for safety qualification, IEC TS 62801-1 to test for potential-induced degradation, and IEC 61730-1, 2 for salt mist corrosion testing.
Speaking on this achievement, Waaree Energies chairman and managing director Hitesh Doshi said, “We shall now be able to carry out major testing on solar panels in India and grant certificates. There is currently an outflow of millions of dollars to foreign countries from India for testing and certifications of modules, which will be saved in the future with indigenous testing and certifications of solar modules. We believe that Waaree’s NABL accredited lab is the first such lab by an Indian module manufacturer and shall become one of the most important milestones for the country’s march towards becoming Atmanirbhar [self-reliant] in the solar sector.”
Waaree has supplied over 3 GW modules globally and commissioned over 600 MW of solar EPC projects in India and Southeast Asia.
The lab was inaugurated virtually and is now open and fully functional.
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