Solar Photovoltaic Testing

Solar power is energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy.

Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available, and the India has some of the richest solar resources in the world. Solar technologies can harness this energy for a variety of uses, including generating electricity, providing light or a comfortable interior environment, and heating water for domestic, commercial, or industrial use.

The India solar market is growing rapidly as the industry scales up new innovative technologies and drives down manufacturing and installation costs.

There are several ways to harness solar energy: photovoltaic, solar heating & cooling, concentrating solar power, and passive solar.

The first three are active solar systems, which use mechanical or electrical devices that convert the sun’s heat or light to another form of usable energy. Passive solar buildings are designed and oriented to collect, store, and distribute the heat energy from sunlight to maintain the comfort of the occupants without the use of moving parts or electronics.

Solar energy is a flexible energy technology: solar can be built as distributed generation (located at or near the point of use) or as a central-station, utility-scale solar power plant (similar to traditional power plants). Both of these methods can also store the energy they produce for distribution after the sun sets, using cutting edge solar + storage technologies.

Electric Motors & Pump set run by Solar Photovoltaic (Realistic) / Simulator methods

Type of tests conducted:-

  • Stator winding resistance measurement
  • Insulation Resistance Test
  • High Voltage / With Stand Voltage Test
  • No load test
  • Leakage current test
  • Pump Performance tests as per MNRE Specs. / IEC 62253 / Simulator Method
  • Safety tests
  • Earth resistance measurement test

Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems

Sl.No. Specification No. Year Description
1 MNRE Specifications 2014 – 2015 Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems – for Drinking Water Applications
2 MNRE Specifications 2015 – 2016 Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems – for Irrigation Applications
3 MNRE Specifications 2016 – 2017 Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems – for Micro Pumping Applications
4 MNRE Specifications 2019 Solar Photovoltaic Water Pumping Systems – for Irrigation Applications
Sl.No. Standard No. Description
1 IEC 62253 Photovoltaic pumping systems – Design qualification and performance measurements