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Solar PV systems will now have to adhere to new standards

Solar PV systems will now have to adhere to new standards



Abu Dhabi unveils scheme for solar PV testing

July 2017

Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council (QCC) has unveiled a conformity assessment scheme to verify the quality, safety and sustainability performance of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.

The scheme allows suppliers and manufacturers of solar PV systems that meet the requirements outlined in the certification scheme to apply through the QCC’s Jawdah Online System and obtain the Environmental Performance Trustmark.The small-scale solar PV systems conformity assessment scheme will ensure the compliance of solar PV systems to the Regulatory & Supervision Bureau’s (RSB) electricity wiring regulations and small-scale solar photovoltaic energy-netting regulations.

Abdullah Hassan Al Muaini, executive director of Conformity Scheme Services at QCC, said: “The Solar PV systems certification scheme was developed as part of the QCC’s mandate to support Abu Dhabi’s ambitious economic diversification strategy and achieve its effective integration into the global trade system as a leading manufacturer of quality, sustainable products. The Scheme will ensure the compliance of solar PV systems to the Regulatory & Supervision Bureau’s (RSB) Electricity Wiring Regulations and Small-Scale Solar Photovoltaic Energy-Netting Regulations.”

QCC collaborates with relevant stakeholders including both regulators and industry partners to produce certification schemes that contain quality, safety and environmental performance requirements for various products, systems and personnel services.

“This assures that products, systems and personnel consistently meet the requirements outlined in a certification scheme that are tailored to the needs of regulators and consumers and capabilities of the industry,” Al Muaini said.

“With the development of a certification scheme dedicated to solar PV systems, the QCC is responding to the industry’s need by identifying the key specifications of products, aligning international testing and control standards, and connecting the market’s stakeholders with the authorities’ requirements. This would ensure the safety, quality, performance and uniformity of solar PV systems,” Al Muaini added.




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