Monday, September 21, 2015

UL launches Solar Water Pump Testing Facility in #Bangalore

UL (Underwriters Laboratories) has  launched their highly specialized Solar Water Pump testing facility in Bangalore. Equipped with highly sophisticated and robust test equipment, the facility is approved by MNRE to conduct testing of solar PV water pumps to be used in agricultural irrigation purposes within the country.

This facility is capable of testing two pumps simultaneously at a time using Solar PV array simulators which reduces the testing time drastically to a day’s time. The facility is capable of testing both submersible (up to 10 HP) and surface pumps (1 HP). UL will be adding one more set-up at this facility to expand the surface pump testing to 5 HP in coming days.

Talking about the launch Mr. Suresh Sugavanam, managing director and vice president of UL South Asia said, “At UL, we are constantly evolving through our research, customer feedback and testing efforts to meet the ever growing consumer needs. This facility is a step from UL to support Indian Government’s vision of implementing Solar PV based water pumps for agricultural irrigation purpose and aims at providing our customers quality testing and certification services. This is one additional step in our growing list of services for the Renewable Energy industry and its applications.”