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Strengthening Quality Infrastructure for Solar Energy

Aimed at standardizing measurement, testing, regulations, standards and certification processes associated with the design, development, construction, operation and maintenance of solar power generation systems, in addition to component design and manufacture processes with a focus on technologies for desert environments.

OBJETIVOS

  • To support an emergent national solar power industry so it can develop under the highest internationally recognized quality standards.
  • To contribute to raising the quality standards of solar power generation projects in the country by placing special emphasis on the duration and performance of their components.
  • To position Chile as an important player in the market niche of solar power for extreme desert conditions.

 

EXPECTED RESULTS

To obtain a detailed characterization of the climate conditions that might affect the durability and performance considered of photovoltaic systems in the Atacama Desert.

 

Quality assurance guides/manuals for products and processes, in line with international standards.

Chile’s inclusion on the international technical committees that design the standards for solar photovoltaic energy systems (TC82 IEC), solar thermal electric plants (TC117 IEC) and conformity assessment schemes (IECRE).

Participation in international work groups (The International Photovoltaic Quality Assurance Task Force – PVQAT, Photovoltaic Power Systems – PVPS IEA) to exchange best practices and strengthen human capital.

 

Frameworks for verification of compliance by approved products and processes.

To have a designated custodian laboratory with at least one metrological pattern by 2018.

 

FUNDING

2016-2025

US$1,5

MILLION

CHILEAN GOVERNMENT

US$0,45

MILLION

PRIVATE SECTOR CONTRIBUTIONS