Testing and threat administration firm DNV GL has issued the world’s first challenge certificates for photovoltaic energy vegetation.
The service specification DNVGL‑SE‑0078 Project certification of photovoltaic energy vegetation is the world’s first, and at the moment solely, world guideline for certifying photo voltaic PV tasks.
It has been issued to CLP India’s 100 MW Veltoor plant in Telangana, India, which is owned by SE Solar and is without doubt one of the largest photo voltaic vegetation in India.
It was commissioned in phases from mid-2017 and provides power to the Telangana Southern Power Distribution Company Limited. The plant options PV panels from China, monitoring know-how from the US and system from Europe.
DNV GL mentioned the certificates “confirms all security options of the photo voltaic park and demonstrates the technical compliance of the challenge with the globally acknowledged requirements”.
“Having been concerned with the Veltoor Solar Power Project since its earliest days, we’re very pleased to award it the primary ever PV challenge certificates and assist the fast-growing Indian photo voltaic market,” mentioned Fabio Pollicino, director for challenge certification.
“Certification of a PV energy plant challenge in response to the specification implies the general analysis of the asset together with its design foundation, grid code compliance, manufacturing course of, transport and set up, commissioning and optionally in-service phases. Each of those phases will likely be closed with a press release of compliance after profitable completion. The specification contains detailed description of every part and is guiding by the certification course of.”
Paulo Rocha, chief working officer of CLP India, mentioned making certain the very best high quality requirements “is an actual problem in such a global challenge, particularly as there was no world commonplace for PV parks once we began. We felt challenge certification was the perfect approach to assure high quality at each stage, and DNV GL was the one certification physique that would present a whole guideline to realize that”.
In 2016, India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy introduced the world’s largest renewable power enlargement programme, with the acknowledged goal of reaching 175 GW of technology by 2022, together with 100 GW of photo voltaic.