- Mahindra Susten has launched first mobile PV laboratory in India
- With its help, stakeholders of a PV plant will be able to test PV modules onsite
- Susten Diagnostics Fleet is operated by the company’s O&M and Analytics division
- The testing lab is aimed at helping asset owners to check the performance of the PV modules and take immediate corrective action to improve generation
A major solar EPC players in India has launched what it calls the country’s first mobile PV laboratory to test solar PV modules on site. Mahindra Susten has developed the lab in-house. It combines all key tests required for PV modules in a compact lab. The Indian company has filed a provisional patent for the mobile lab.
Mahindra Susten is a portfolio company of Mahindra Partners, a private equity division of the $19 billion Mahindra and Mahindra Group. It is calling this mobile PV lab its ‘Susten Diagnostics Fleet,’ which is operated by the company’s O&M and Analytics division.
According to Mahindra, the lab can be used for different needs. At the pre-construction stage, it can test the modules that were shipped in containers on-site for any damages during manufacturing, transportation or unloading. During construction of a solar PV plant, its mobile fleet can run a number of checks including on-site IV curve measurements, thermography, EL tests, among others. It gives immediate results, thus saving time, emphasized Mahindra.
“This mobile PV lab reaffirms our focus on not just building quality assets but also to bring to India the latest technologies to evaluate plant performance,” said CE Basant Jain. “The PV lab will allow the asset owners to check the performance of the PV modules over their lifetime and take immediate corrective action to improve generation, in case of under-performance.”
Mahindra Susten was the lowest bidder for the recent 20 MW solar and BESS tender floated by NLC India (see NLC India Tender Results For 20 MW).