DNV GL has launched a new solar inverter testing service to verify product longevity, functionality and performance.
The company says most inverters go through third-party testing only for conformance to standards, which vary globally by geographic region. Meanwhile, DNV GL claims the new service can further help customers in lowering risk and costs.
‘The solar market will benefit from a more comprehensive and independent inverter testing service that extends inverter testing beyond verifying standards compliance,’ says DNV GL's Ray Hudson.
Through DNV GL's field testing facility located in Davis, Calif., inverters are given a series of tests covering five levels. The objective is to verify that the inverters tested will operate properly when connected to an actual solar array. Additionally, DNV GL says the laboratory testing will help give confidence that the inverter will meet the expected reliability and lifespan estimates established for the product. These new inverter testing services are available immediately.