Mumbai, Jun 27 (UNI) Underwriters Laboratories, the global leader in product safety standards development and certification, is exploring opportunities to build a centre of excellence in the area of PhotoVoltaic technology in India.
The steep rise in the fossil fuel prices, coupled with global warming concerns, have given the much-needed impetus for establishment of large PV farms, that supply the generated electricity directly into the grid, very much like the wind farms.
Indian PV panel manufacturers were cashing in on this opportunity by setting up fabrication lines and scaling up capacity aggressively.
While bulk of the current capacity goes towards exports, it was expected that the local consumption will increase progressively, according to a UL release here.
Underwriters Laboratories has Photovoltaic Technology Centers of Excellence' in San Jose and Suzhou in China. They offer a full portfolio of pre-certification services, including R &D and training as well as Testing&Certification to global standards. UL believes that the growth in the Indian market offers excellent potential for the establishment of a CoE in India. Studies are currently underway to assess the market size as well as the emerging trends. PV is an area where there are multiple technologies being experimented, which is a factor to be considered while establishing a CoE.
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