A Step Ahead to Energy Transition: Solar Panel Testing and Certification


Through the flashing column of the government’s budgetary regulations, the Union Budget 2022-23 builds up to the global requirements of embracing technology and innovation processes. The government has outlined its priority given the ambitious goal of 280 gigawatts installed solar capacity by 2030. To effectuate the circular economy transition, it’s imperative for module manufacturers, EPC developers, advisory service providers, testing labs, investors, and policymakers to work in tandem to bridge a smooth path towards solar energy.  


This transition in the energy market necessitates strategic initiatives for maximum utilization of solar power generation. Mitsui Chemicals Group administers the superlative expertise to implement necessary testing operations to improve grid stability.


Established in 2008, Mitsui’s first Solar Testing and Certification Lab traces its roots back to 2019 and is the first Japanese company to be BIS-recognized for solar panel testing. Primarily driven by its vision of a cleaner, greener, and cohesive society, the company covers a facility of over 50,000 sq. ft. and state-of-the-art equipment from reputed and trusted firms.

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In collaboration with the world’s leading technical advisor PI Berlin, the testing lab in Ahmedabad is a pioneer in ensuring the excellent quality of power projects from the factory to the field. Moreover, the lab resolves energy challenges, allowing Mitsui Chemicals Group to attain Japanese credibility through its Tahara Solar Wind project. 


The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL)– affiliate to ILAC-MRA, have duly provided accreditation to conduct testing and certification (per the BIS CRS scheme). Mitsui Chemicals India is Blue Valuecertified for assisting in reducing solar emitted greenhouse gases. It offers module certification in compliance with key standards IEC 61215/ IS 14286 (BIS), IEC / IS 61730 -1 & 2 (BIS), IEC 61646 / IS 16077, IEC 62804, IEC 62782, IEC 61853, IEC 62788 and Beyond IEC.

Besides IEC certification testing, the lab undertakes risk assessment, robot-based cleaning to eliminate human error and manual labor, component quality verification, reference device measurement, panel diagnostics prior to construction, preventing panel generation capability deterioration, and routine maintenance testing. Mitsui Chemicals Group continues to assist in resolving social concerns as part of its sustainable development goals through this business. 

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Our spectrum of PV Services comprises module certification and qualification, quality packages, technical advisory, and component testing, as shown below:

The company’s focus on best-in-class laboratory practices, test methods, test personnel, continual improvement of the Laboratory, and its management system aligns with India’s ambitious goal and fosters the energy transition for the better. It offers a diversified range of services for PV module manufacturers, developers, banks and investors. With a strong commitment towards impartial and accurate testing, statutory and regulatory compliance, and exceptional customer value, Mitsui Chemicals India establishes, implements, and maintains Quality System in line with ISO/IEC 17025:2017.

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