A project for setting up of a Testing Laboratory for PV-Modules and Allied Equipment has been inaugurated in Islamabad by the Federal Secretary for Science and Technology Ghulam Muhammad Memon. Pakistan Council of Renewable Energy Technology (PCRET) will establish the laboratory in Islamabad.
The Lab is being set up under the project, “Establishment of PAK-KOREA Testing Laboratory for PV Modules and Allied Equipment”. Ambassador of Republic of Korea Sangpyo Suh and Director General PCRET Dr Syed Attaur Rehman attended the inauguration event.
The solar panel testing laboratory would receive a grant-aid from Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) amounting to 9.5 million USD and local Public Sector Development Program (PSDP) share of Rs71.629 million.
The testing laboratory is envisaged achieve the status of Certification Body Testing Laboratory (CBTL) in collaboration with Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA). After completion this lab will be the first testing laboratory of the country having CBTL status.
KOICA will construct the testing laboratory and provide, install and commission all the required equipment for the solar panel testing. The KOICA will also provide one-year-long training to the PCRET employees for the smooth operation of the project during and after its completion.