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INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS FROM THE IEC MEET AT CENER TO ISSUE AN INTERNATIONAL STANDARD ON PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS AND COMPONENTS

Departamento de Energía Solar Fotovoltáica

A group of thirty international experts on photovoltaic system components belonging the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) are meeting this week, at the bioclimatic headquarters of CENER in Sarriguren (Navarre) to decide on the international standards to be applied to photovoltaic systems, the island effect of the photovoltaic systems for grid connection and safety elements of the photovoltaic installations.

The decisions of these experts; from many different countries; USA, Spain, Great Britain, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovakia, Brazil, Australia, Japan, Thailand and Korea among others, affect the entire photovoltaic industry in the 67 member countries and members associated to the IEC, in an industry which has a turnover of more than 10 billion US dollars throughout the world and with an annual growth rate of more than 30%.

The three countries which lead the development of the solar photovoltaic industry on a global level are; Japan, with 1.5 GW of installed power, Germany with 1 GW of installed power and Spain with 0.1 GW of installed power. Spain is a world reference in the field of photovoltaic solar energy, especially in terms of photovoltaic systems connected to the grid. “In this sector Spain is ahead of even the USA, and for that reason we have accepted the invitation of CENER to hold one of the two annual meetings of the working group at their headquarters”, indicated Chuck Whitaker, leader of the Working Group specialized in the elaboration of the standard relative to photovoltaic system components (inverters, battery chargers and others) and owner of a consultancy firm in California (USA), specialists in Renewable Energies.

Both this Working group and the group specialized in photovoltaic systems who are leaders in the Brazilian market, Markus Real, will be holding a series of meetings until Friday 20th of April at the headquarters of CENER to issue an international standard on photovoltaic components and systems so that the industry in each one of the member countries can homologate their products for both the domestic market and well as the export market.
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