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Global support for solar and photovoltaics (PV)

Solar and Photovoltaic (PV) Services

Your experienced independent partner for testing and supply chain management services addressing the solar industry

Photovoltaic technology has undergone a tremendous transformation over the last few decades particularly in increased efficiency, lower system prices and PV technology adapted to various areas of application. New installation markets have emerged, while pressure to further reduce prices and improve the functionality of system components has intensified. The need to accurately predict and assess the performance, reliability and durability of entire PV power plants has become critical.

We provide up-to-date solutions to improve the safety, reliability and quality of individual Balance of System (BoS) components and of PV power plants. As an independent third party, we have the trust and respect of investors, owners and lenders.

With over 35 years of experience, we offer a global presence, industry expertise and a wide range of comprehensive services to address the challenges of the solar market. These services include testing and certification of PV modules and components, supply chain management, buyers’ services and independent engineering for PV power plants, supporting the PV power plant value chain. We maintain a global network of laboratories in all major solar hubs.

Comprehensive services for the solar industry

As a world leader in testing services pertaining to photovoltaic products and systems, our experts are competent partners for all of your needs. Active worldwide, we provide services for every stage of the PV power plant value chain and PV supply chain, from single components to integrated solution offerings.

Our fully owned solar laboratories worldwide

With our comprehensive line of services we are an ideal partner for all matters concerning solar energy. Our experts offer customized, independent support worldwide and through all project phases. Take advantage of our global test laboratory network, in which we use the latest measurement methods and procedures to ensure compliance of PV products.

Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China

Testing PV modules, components, inverters, ESS and PV trackers with accreditation/ listing to ISO 17025, CBTL or CEC.
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Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Testing PV modules, components, inverters and ESS with accreditation/ listing to ISO 17025, SRCC, VKF, CBTL or CEC.
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Bangalore, India

Bangalore, India

Testing PV modules, components, inverters and solar pumping systems with accreditation/ listing to ISO 17025 or CBTL.

Pleasanton, USA

Pleasanton, USA

Testing inverters, ESS with accreditation/ listing to ISO 17025, NRTL, ANSI, CEC, Florida.

Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung, Taiwan

Testing PV inverters with accreditation/ listing to ISO 17025 or CBTL.

Milan, Italy

Milan, Italy

Testing inverters, ESS with accreditation/ listing to ISO 17025, INMETRO, SSI, CBTL, NRTL, ANSI, CEC.

News and additional information

Read the latest news from the global solar energy sector. Whether press releases, market figures or articles, here you will find all necessary information about solar energy.


IEA-PVPS and Solar Bankability Technical Reports on our Download page

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Download our whitepapers for more information about special solar topics.

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Meet our Experts, TÜV Rheinland’s free live webinars series, covers everything from Solar Modules, PV Power Plants, Power Electronics, Electrical Components, Machinery, Wireless.
They are packed with information about new standards, new technology, industry insights, and much more to empower you to get access to exclusive and unique insights into smart energy to smart industry.

Ask the Expert

'Ask the Expert’ is a video series that enables you to reach out to TÜV Rheinland experts to ask tough questions and turn them into bite-sized Q&As for your watching pleasure.
This way, you benefit from industry insights along with an experienced perspective. Our experts will present a variety of topics such as around safety, reliability and quality of PV modules and components, PV power plants as well as expertise on measuring and testing of new or innovative PV technologies with their applications.

Events & fairs in the solar energy sector

Visit our solar experts at upcoming events worldwide. See all of our solar energy events here.

Market Access and Comprehensive Services for Solar Industry

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Our references

We offer a wide range of services from independent engineering for PV power plants to setting up research and development (R&D) facilities for photovoltaic modules. Read our reference cases here.

Onsite Albedo Measurement in KSA

Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)

BSRN-conform Solar Resource Station in United Arab Emirates – Dubai

Technical Due Diligence for Solar Power Plant Project

Plant Inspection of a 3 MW Solar PV Plant

Climate Project – Climate Impact on Solar Module Performance

DEWA Outdoor Extension Reference Case

PV Climate Project Reference Case

DEWA Outdoor Measurement Reference Case

Onsite albedo measurement in Tunisia

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