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Project ID: 13810
Funded under: FP5-EESD
Country: Spain

QA procedures implementation on Peruvian PV rural electrification programme

The Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM) is implementing a PV program in the Amazon region, which is part of a GEF funded project; the objective is to install 1000 Solar Home Systems using a financial scheme based on an Energy Service Company.

The IES is advising in the tender documents: all the aspects related with the technical prescriptions and the methodology to test the fulfilment of the technical conditions. A practical seminar for test laboratories was organised in April of 2003 in Lima. About 25 technicians coming from six different Peruvian organizations dealing with the subject were participating. At the end of last year, the tender process was finished.

The next step was to advise about the capacity of three local laboratories, which are competing to undertake the certification process. In March of the present year we have visited the three laboratories to evaluate their facilities and technical skill. Two laboratories were selected; after the electrical tests of the same SHS, which will be made by the two Peruvian laboratories and the PV Systems Laboratory at IES, the MEM will choose the certification laboratory. However, due to internal problems the program was suspended by the MEM and a new tender process has been activated in the last year.

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Universidad Politécnica de Madrid - Instituto de Energía Solar
Avda. Complutense s/n
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