The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a series of guidelines for conducting tests on solar photovoltaic (SPV) modules (crystalline and thin film, including bifacial type). The tests are to be conducted by test labs for compulsory registration with the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for the implementation of the Solar Photovoltaics Systems, Devices and Component Goods Order 2017.
The guidelines are also issued to facilitate labs and manufacturers for approval of the ‘product family’. Typically, all models which are included in the family have common design, construction, parts, or assemblies important to ensure conformity with applicable requirements.
According to the guidelines for quantitative selection of samples, a total eight modules will be taken at random from a production batch. All these modules should have been manufactured from the specified materials and components in accordance with the relevant drawings and process sheets. Every module should contain- name, monogram or symbol of manufacturer, model number, unique serial number, nominal wattage, year and country of origin, and brand name if applicable.Read More