SON approves four new standards for Renewable Energy sector

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The Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has approved and launched four new standards for renewable energy (RE) and energy efficieny (EE) sector.

A statement from the office of the Director – General, said that apart from increasing access to power supply across the country, the new standards would open up improved investments in the renewable and efficient energy sector.

It explained that the solar power industry relies heavily on standardisation, adding that renewable energy has become increasingly important across the country.

The agency has therefore unveiled new energy standards for energy meters, solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, inverters, batteries and charger controllers.

Following extensive consultations, 37 standards were selected and approved in November 2020, pointing out that given renewable energy’s increasing prominence, the solar power industry understandably relies heavily on standardization.”

“Standards play an essential part in testing, energy conversion, reflectance or materials properties, fabricating arrays, integrating into the smart grid and assuring workplace safety,” SON stressed.

The statement added that SON is currently being supported by the Nigerian Energy Support Programme (NESP), a technical assistance programme co-funded by the European Union, and the German Government and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Power.

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