The International PV Quality A ssurance Task Force (PVQAT, "PV cat") leads global efforts to craft quality and reliability standards including:
A rating system to ensure durable design of PV modules for the climate and application of interest
A guideline for factory inspections and quality assurance (QA) during module manufacturing
A technical report titled Updated Proposal for a Guide for Quality Management Systems for PV Manufacturing: Supplemental Requirements to ISO 9001-2008 was released, providing a description of the Technical Specification, IEC/TS 62941 "Guideline for increased confidence in PV module design qualification and type approval." The technical report describes how the new Technical Specification relates to ISO 9001 and encourages PV customers and manufacturers to begin using the guide to assess and improve quality management systems for PV module manufacturing.
Comprehensive Standards for PV Reliability Presentation