Inspection Criteria of PV Module Production Facilities for Certification Bodies: Important Step on the Way of Smart Development

Bicer Y., Ozarpa C., Böke Y. E.

3rd International Istanbul Smart Grid Congress and Fair (ICSG), İstanbul, Turkey, 29 - 30 April 2015 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


As a part of smart development, while technology of producing PV (photovoltaic) module develops, the requirements for testing and certification of PV modules become more complicated and essential. Solar energy promises a high potential for Turkey as well as producing solar related products such as solar cells, PV modules and inverters which will enable a smart urbanization through smart grids. Certification of these products brings customer satisfaction and high product quality. In this paper, the importance of solar PV module certification and the factory inspection process is emphasized which plays a key role in smart development of cities. Critical points of factory inspection process are noted and new type of procedures are suggested for certification bodies responsible for the certification processes.