According to a release, Standardisation, Testing, Quality & Certification (STQC) Directorate, Department of Information Technology, Govt. of India has been working in close collaboration with and support of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) to provide testing and qualification services to the Solar Photo Voltaic industries in the country. To meet these objectives, facilities have been created for testing of Solar Photo Voltaic modules and other solar products namely solar inverters, lantern, home light, street light and battery as per national and international standards. STQC test laboratories at Bengaluru, Kolkata and Hyderabad now serve the testing requirements to varying degrees.
The test facilities cover the electrical and optical performance of the products under a variety of environmental conditions, mechanical loading etc, as per applicable standards. The test schedules establish the quality and reliability of the products for a wide range of application environments.