IEEE team evangelises standards in photovoltaic business

04th August 2013
IEEE team evangelises standards in photovoltaic business
From left IEEE execs Sam Sciacca, Bill Ash, Srikanth Chandrasekharan and Ravi Subramaniam at the SOLARCON 2013 expo in Bangalore, Aug. 1 2013 ( Photo: Anand Parthasarathy/ IndiaTechOnline)

Bangalore, August 3: IEEE-Standards Association (IEEE-SA), the  globally recognized standards-setting body within IEEE,  harnessed last week's Solarcon 2013 expo in Bangalore to evangelise  adherence to the body of standards in photo voltaics -- from materials and manufacturing to systems.

The IEEE team of Bangalore-based Srikanth Chandrasekaran, Senior Manager, Standards, IEEE;   William Ash, Strategic Program Manager, IEEE ,  Sam Sciacca, President SCS Consulting, and chair, IEEE P1686 and IEEE PC 37.240 working groups and Ravi Subramaniam, Technical Director IEEE Conformity Assessment Programme,  connected with  PV industry leaders  sharing latest updates on the most relevant aspects of standards for PV, discussing global standards development activities, standards needs specific to India and the need for greater participation by Indian firms in global standards development.

Said William  Ash "India is a significant market for renewable energy globally with solar/PV as a key component. It is also a market where cutting-edge innovation is happening. This event provides a platform for us to interact with industry leaders and researchers here and understand the local needs better, to make our standards' solutions more relevant to local needs."

India has 14 smart grid power projects and  it is important to embrace global standards if power is to be seamlessly shared between multiple grids and users, said  Srikanth Chandrasekharan.

The IEEE-SA has a portfolio of over 900 active standards and more than 500 standards under development: