UL teams with GCC Laboratories in Saudi Arabia

With several MENA region countries expected to become gigawatt solar markets in 2018 and beyond, global certification organization UL has teamed with Saudi Arabian-based government body, GCC Laboratories to provide a suite of services to the downstream PV project sector.

DNV GL launches world’s first control hardware in loop test bench for PV power plants

DNV GL has launched the first control hardware in loop (CHIL) test facility for renewable energy generation plants. The facility connects physical power plant controllers to a real-time simulator, allowing the controller to be fully tested and validated without the need for an actual generation facility or power grid. This enables cost-effective, low-risk testing under realistic conditions for all forms of renewable energy control systems.

Vaisala boosting solar services in India

Global environmental and industrial analysis firm Vaisala said it was expanding its solar sector operations in India due to demand with plans to double its workforce in the country by the end of 2017.

Indian solar operators face new forecasting requirements

Indian states are slowly adopting new forecasting rules that will force solar energy plant operators and Regional load dispatch centres (RLDCs) to provide more frequent and accurate projections of energy production or face penalties.

Karnataka issues 200MW solar EPC tender at Pavagada

The Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Agency (KREDL) has issued a request for selection (RfS) for the EPC of a 200MW(AC) solar plant, along with 10 years of O&M, at the Pavagada Ultra Mega Solar Park.