Solar home system components qualification testing procedure and its effect in bangladesh perspective
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CitationKhan, S. A., Rahman, R., & Azad, A. (2012). Solar home system components qualification testing procedure and its effect in bangladesh perspective. Paper presented at the Proceedings - 2012 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, GHTC 2012, 381-386. doi:10.1109/GHTC.2012.85
Bangladesh has seen a proliferation of Solar Home System (SHS) in Off-grid areas as a substitute for grid electricity. Along with the demand, supply of low quality SHS components is increasing resulting in decreased SHS efficiency and adverse effect on the country's economy. In this case standard testing methods for the SHS components can help us verify the standard of the components in markets thus increase reliability and efficiency of the whole system. This paper discusses about the standard qualification testing procedure, its necessity and effect in Bangladesh prospective. Here we present the testing procedures used to determine whether the SHS components meet IDCOL standards and our findings on the components in concern. Sample testing data from our lab is also integrated in the paper.