Local PV research and testing facility completed



The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Energy Centre has completed the first phase of the new solar energy research and testing facility. This facility will support the domestic solar photovoltaic (PV) industry with aspects of industrial development, research, quality assurance, knowledge generation and human capital.

The PV testing facility, with its outdoor test facility and its indoor reliability lab will on its completion be the most advanced in the country. The facility was conceived to support the burgeoning PV manufacturing sector in South Africa. It will also support the renewable energy industry, specifically on PV module quality, reliability, design, system modelling, operations, maintenance and monitoring.

Contact Larry Pratt, CSIR, Tel 012 841-2055, lpratt@csir.co.za

 

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