Solar PV is on track to become a terawatt-scale industry. With this opportunity comes challenges, particularly when future raw material and manufacturing volumes are considered. For progress to be made, sustainability becomes a crucial issue. Already the first global sustainability standard for solar modules and inverters has been introduced, and it is likely mandatory measures will be applied in Europe via the Ecodesign directive. Ahead of the upcoming pv magazine Roundtable on sustainability, SMA answers some key questions about certification.
Trina Solar has been producing its 500 W modules in series for a month now and plans to increase their output to more than 600 W in the future.
Kiwa NV and Sinovoltaics Group announced today a new strategic partnership, stating that it will enable solar plant investors and developers to accede the most comprehensive scope of testing, de-risking and certification services in the solar PV and energy storage industry.
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