TÜV Austria Hellas has performed the technical inspection and certification of a 5 MW net metered PV plant according to standard EN 62446, the company said recently.
The ground-mounted plant is installed at the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST).
“This project is the first PV power plant that receives this kind of certification in Jordan, which involves testing and certification procedures to ensure the quality, safety and performance of the plant as a whole, as well as its components. In addition, the application of the EN 62446 standard implies a ‘top quality’ installation and safety precautions resulting in trouble-free operation and the highest energy/financial performance for the University,” commented the company.
Samer Zawaydeh, a Jordan-based freelance engineering consultant, told pv magazine that “there are third parties that are certified to issue certificates according to this standard and TÜV is one of them, and they were asked to test and certify the first plant in Jordan.”
The certification of a PV plant’s design and construction in Jordan is a “good development because it can lead to more quality projects, and since this is an international body, you expect their judgement is neutral,” added Zawaydeh.
pv magazine has previously reported on Jordan’s net metering boom, especially in the academic sector, where universities adopt solar PV technology to reduce their electricity bills.
The certification of a PV project can eventually make it more tradable, when projects are perhaps required to change ownership.
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