Power converters are pivotal components within photovoltaic power systems, facilitating the conversion and management of electrical energy generated by solar panels. These devices are instrumental in transforming the direct current (DC) electricity produced by solar modules into the alternating current (AC) required for most home and grid-connected applications. Power converters come in two main types: inverters and charge controllers.
Inverters: Specifically, grid-tied inverters enable the seamless integration of solar energy into the electrical grid, allowing excess power to be fed back to the utility or stored in batteries for later use.
Charge Controllers: They regulate the flow of electricity to batteries in off-grid or standalone systems, ensuring safe and efficient charging while preventing overcharging and damage.
Both types of power converters are integral in maximizing the efficiency and reliability of photovoltaic power systems, contributing to the transition towards clean and sustainable energy solutions.
IS 16221 (Part-1), IS 16221 (Part-2) : 2015 are important standards for manufacturers of power converters intended for use in photovoltaic power systems. These standards set forth the requirements for the design, construction, and testing of power converters used in photovoltaic systems. Manufacturers who adhere to these standards can produce dependable and durable converters. Complying with these standards is a prerequisite for certification and regulatory approval, allowing manufacturers to market their converters in different regions.
Note: Manufacturers of power converters intended for use in photovoltaic power systems are required to obtain the mandatory BIS/CRS Registration to launch their products in the Indian market.
BIS/CRS Registration ensures that power converters used to convert direct current (DC) generated by solar panels into alternating current (AC) for various applications conform to the established quality and safety standards outlined by the Bureau of Indian Standards. It plays a crucial role in bolstering the solar energy sector in India, fostering innovation and competition, and maintaining the integrity of photovoltaic power installations by upholding stringent safety and efficiency standards.
Bureau of Indian Standards is a statutory body in India responsible for the formulation and implementation of standards to ensure the quality and safety of various products. Under the BIS framework, there exists a scheme called CRS (Compulsory Registration Scheme), which mandates that certain categories of products must undergo mandatory registration and comply with specified quality and safety standards before they can be sold in the Indian market. This scheme was established in 2012 and has since played a crucial role in enhancing product quality and safety in India by ensuring that items such as electronics, appliances and automotive components meet the necessary standards before they reach consumers. BIS/CRS Registration is vital for market access, as it is a legal requirement for selling the product in India. Failure to obtain this registration can result in confiscation of goods and legal consequences. Therefore, manufacturers and importers need to be diligent in ensuring their products meet the necessary criteria.
The list of documents required for BIS/CRS registration is as follows:
Follow the given steps to complete your BIS/CRS registration process:
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