Grid Connectivity Testing

Evaluation of Grid Connectivity Protection Devices

The use of renewable energy has risen in the last years and power distribution networks are being upgraded to smart grid: With the advancement of these technologies, the safety of grid connection to power generation and storage facilities will be more and more important.

TÜV Rheinland Japan provides performance testing for grid connectivity protection in distributed generation devices such as solar power generation or fuel cells. Our test facilities can handle grid connectivity tests with a maximum output of up to 50kW; evaluation and certification of devices under 50kW is possible. Long years of experience in the evaluation of IEC standards support TÜV Rheinland customers TÜV Rheinland can evaluate your device according to Japanese as well as international grid connectivity regulations.

Main Services provided

  • Evaluation and certification based on grid connectivity regulation JEAC 9701-2010
  • Evaluation and certification according to grid connectivity such as IECstandards or national standards from North America or Europe
  • MPPT efficiency measurement based on EN 50530
  • FRT Testing Evaluation
  • Investigation research evaluation
  • Multiple units connectivity testing evaluation
  • Grid connectivity evaluation of renewable energies
  • Research of each countries grid connectivity technologies

International Standards

IEC Standards

  • Product safety standard IEC 62109-1, -2 (2010/4and 2011/6)
  • Grid connectivity standard IEC 61727 (only General Requirements accepting individual requirements from different regions)
  • Test procedure of islanding prevention measures for utility-interconnected photovoltaic inverters, IEC 62116 (Ed. 2.0)

North-America

  • Product safety standard UL 1741
  • Grid Connectivity Standards IEEE 1547-1&2,Rule21

Europe

  • Product safety standards IEC/EN 62109-1, -2, EN 50178, (IEC 62103 Electronic Equipment for Use in Power Installations, General Requirements)
    * Grid connectivity standards and their requirements are different from country to country