Tuvalu Owner’s Engineer Compliance Inspection and Testing


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Tuvalu Owner’s Engineer Compliance Inspection and Testing

Project Details

Service: OE Inspection
Client: Masdar
Date: 2015
Location: Tuvalu
Peak Capacity: 225 kW and 2 x 153 kW

About this Project

GSES was selected to perform system compliance, performance inspections and testing of three PV installations in the Pacific Island Nation of Tuvalu. Owners Engineer testing was conducted on behalf of international UAE donor Masdar and local design and installation company CBS Solar.

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The existing local island grid was supplied by three diesel generators and existing PV installations. The new power generation systems were installed as PV and diesel hybrid systems with PV curtailment on selected sites. The installed PV capacity at each site was 350kW, 75kW and 75kW.

GSES provided Owner Engineer compliance and testing services inspecting the system to AS5033, AS3000 and AS4777. The system was tested to IEC620364, IEC62446 and IEC61724. Testing involved monitoring and measuring performance parameters determine the system performance ratio, system availability, inverter efficiency, string efficiency and system losses.

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