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TAQSOLRE Report Summary

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

Quality control process implementation on Mauritanian first PV rural electrification programme

IED has developed a simple method of quality control integrated all along the design and implementation process of the 3000 SHS project in Mauritania. PV applications are rather new in the country and stakeholders were at the beginning not much concerned by quality issues. Working together with a local partner (subcontracted under this project), IED has adapted the QA approach to the local conditions, validated the test procedures and implemented the quality control procedures.

This programme was launched in early 2003 with special attention on quality issues, starting with appropriated specifications in the call for tenders, followed by preliminary testing on proposed components, both at international and national level, quality of local private operators, quality control and testing at delivery stage and specific procedure for field commissioning and testing of installed systems. Special support to the end-users and the private sector from the component suppliers to the local service providers is definitely crucial for the sustainability.

Local discussions have been initiated about implementation of national quality standards, testing centre and training accreditation not existing yet. IED has evaluated the operating status and performances of the SHS installed in Mauritania and compared quality control approach with other partners� experiences to establish general guideline.

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