In 2019, more than 11 million photovoltaic (PV) inverters were shipped globally according to market research, which creates a huge demand for testing. TÜV Rheinland India, a leading testing, inspection and certification services provider, has used Chroma solar array simulators and AC sources (grid simulators) to build its test capacity in major PV test centers. Its PV testing lab in Bangalore adopts Chroma 8000 PV inverter automatic testing system to deploy Compulsory Registration Scheme (CRS) testing on PV inverters and power conversion devices. Using standard test items on the system, the user can complete all tests and generate reports in one key, greatly improving test efficiency.
PV inverters are now more intelligently built and have multi-functionality following large-scale applications of photovoltaic power generation, of which the output power is affected by the inverter’s conversion efficiency. As the input voltage level has progressed to 1500Vdc for ground power stations, improving the test verification of PV products by fulfilling higher-level voltage requirements has become an important topic.
Under these circumstances, the Chroma 8000 PV inverter automatic test system integrated with high-voltage 1800V solar array simulator, 1000VLN grid simulator, and power meter, etc., in compliance with international test standards such as CGC/GF004, IEEE1547, GB/T19939, NB/T 32004, JETGR0002-1-2.0, EN50530, and Sandia can meet customer’s needs for R&D, test verification, and production. The system provides standard test items for measuring various electrical parameters (such as MPPT efficiency, harmonic distortion, over/under voltage protection, high/low voltage ride-through test, etc.), and its open hardware and software platform can provide customized services in accordance with users’ requirements, helping them quickly resolve the testing related problems.
TÜV Rheinland PV Laboratory offerings
TÜV Rheinland is a world leader in testing and supply chain management services for the solar industry. With over 35 years of experience in this industry, TÜV Rheinland offers a global presence, industry expertise and a wide-range of comprehensive services to address the challenges of the solar market. These services include testing and certification of PV modules and components, supply chain management, and independent engineering for PV power plants, supporting the PV power plant value chain. TÜV Rheinland maintains a global network of laboratories in all major solar hubs. For more information, please visit: www.tuv.com/solar
Chroma ATE Inc.
Chroma ATE Inc. is a world leading supplier of precision test and measurement instrumentation, automated test systems, intelligent manufacturing systems, and test & automation turnkey solutions.