Tokyo-headquartered Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. has announced that its Gujarat lab in India is now Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)-recognized for testing solar panels as per Indian standards. In other words, the test reports issued by the lab will be acceptable by BIS for grant of certification licence.
The lab was launched in December last year by Mitsui Chemicals India with technical advisor PI Photovoltaik-Institut Berlin AG (PI Berlin) based in Berlin, Germany.
“The Mitsui Chemicals Group has previously built up a wide range of expertise relating to solar power generation. And based on this expertise, the group has fostered enough trust to register a BIS testing and certification lab before any other Japanese company. This lab will now be used for testing the performance and reliability of solar panels, allowing the Mitsui Chemicals Group to launch its business for BIS certification”—the company said in a media statement.
In a statement issued earlier, Mitsui Chemicals unveiled the plans to establish a track record in BIS testing and then use this to build a diagnostic business for solar panels and power plants.
The company has already been running its diagnostic business for PV power generation in Japan since 2014.
Mitsui lab’s BIS registration follows NABL accreditation to test high-efficiency PV modules, including PERC and bifacial modules, in July this year.
The lab—based in Ahmedabad—offers a wide spectrum of services for ensuring quality from factory to field.
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