TUeV Rheinland opens PV module testing site in Tamil Nadu
Nov 18, 2014 - German safety standard authority TUeV Rheinland has opened a testing centre for photovoltaic (PV) modules in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Press Trust of India (PTI) said today.
At the Sriperumbudur facility, the German company will analyse the impact that climate and seasonal effects, low-light and temperature have on the productivity of solar modules. It aims to develop methodologies to forecast and boost the energy yields of PV systems, commented Kalyan Varma, vice-president of business stream products at TUeV Rheinland India.
The centre in India, occupying an area of 5,000 sq ft (464.5 sq m), has been built in partnership with the German government under the research project PV Klima. TUeV Rheinland plans to establish similar testing facilities in Saudi Arabia, the US and Italy.