TERI launched first-of-its-kind solar lighting laboratory in South Asia

TERI has established a Solar Lighting Laboratory, a first of its kind in South Asia, to provide a platform for quality testing of off-grid lighting products, adhering to international standards.
The laboratory can test products in accordance with methods specified in the International Electrotechnical Commission’s (IEC) framework for evaluating off-grid lighting products. IEC is the world’s leading organisation for the preparation and publication of international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.
The laboratory is supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and International Financial Corporation (IFC) and is currently in compliance with quality procedures, as laid down by the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL). The ability of the laboratory to cater to the testing needs of both rural as well as urban lighting infrastructure makes it stand out from other laboratories. The programme has supported TERI in the upgrade and expansion of its solar lighting laboratory by designing it in-line with international best practices, equipping the lab with the latest technology and equipment.
These test methods were jointly developed by IFC and the World Bank prior to adoption by the International Electrotechnical Commission. The lab will emerge as a testing hub for the South Asia region and become one of the handful of labs worldwide designed to test products in-line with the process laid down by the IEC.

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