WAAREE Becomes India’s 1st Module Maker to Get NABL Accredited PV Test Lab

Mumbai-headquartered WAAREE Energies said that it has become the first photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer in the country to get NABL Accreditation for its PV module test laboratory (PMTL), in Gujarat. It further added that the lab houses world class testing equipment and is capable to perform more than 30 critical IEC tests.

November 11, 2020. By Manu Tayal

Mumbai-headquartered WAAREE Energies said that it has become the first photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer in the country to get NABL Accreditation for its PV module test laboratory (PMTL), in Gujarat.

It further added that the lab houses world class testing equipment and is capable to perform more than 30 critical IEC tests.

The company also claimed that this NABL accredited test laboratory is the country’s first IEC-CB-CTF (Customer test facility) from Intertek, for reliability testing and certification.

Further, the standards covered by test facility include IEC 61215-1, 1-1, 2: Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules – Design qualification and type approval, IEC 61701: Photovoltaic PV Module safety qualification, IEC TS 62801-1: Photovoltaic (PV) modules – Test methods for the detection of potential-induced degradation & IEC 61730-1, 2: Salt mist corrosion testing of photovoltaic (PV) modules.

Commenting on the achievement, Dr. Hitesh Doshi, CMD, WAAREE Energies Ltd said, “the quality reliability and performance of our product have always being at the centre stage at WAAREE, and our quest for the best has led us to set up state-of-the-art fully equipped laboratory. We shall now be able to carry out major testing on Solar panels in India and grant certificates. Currently, there is an out flow of millions of dollars in 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.”

During the inauguration, Ranjit Gupta, CEO Azure Power said, this NABL lab is one of the many firsts by WAAREE, Quality and bankability of modules is a key aspect. Fact that the company has taken this step demonstrates it’s commitment towards quality.

Besides, the company also believes that this in-house lab will give more confidence to developers, third party inspectors and consultants while opting for it’s solar modules as it assures more stringent quality tests and thus ensuring the bankability of modules.

Meanwhile, the company has already supplied more than 3GW of modules globally, and commissioned 600 MW+ of solar EPC projects in India and Southeast Asia. 

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