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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 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 according to ISO 17025, CBTL or CEC.

Cologne, Germany

Cologne, Germany

Testing PV modules, components, inverters and ESS according to ISO 17025, SRCC, VKF, CBTL or CEC.

Bangalore, India

Bangalore, India

Testing PV modules, inverters and solar pumping systems according to ISO 17025 or CBTL.

Tempe, USA

Tempe, USA

Testing PV modules, inverters, ESS, PV trackers according to ISO 17025, NRTL, ANSI, CEC, Florida.

Taiwan

Taiwan

Testing PV modules and inverters according to ISO 17025 or CBTL.

Yokohama, Japan

Yokohama, Japan

Testing PV modules and inverters according to ISO 17025 or CBTL.

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.

Press releases

Download Technical Reports

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

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Webinar Bifacial Modules

Receive in our webinar a compact overview of the changes that manufacturers of PV should expect.

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Events & fairs in the solar energy sector

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

SNEC 2018: PV Power Expo

Shanghai, China, 27–30 May 2018

SNEC: International photovoltaic power generation and smart energy exhibition & conference

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Intersolar Europe

Munich, Germany, 20–22 June 2018

Intersolar Europe: The world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and its partners

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Intersolar South America

São Paulo, Brazil, 28–30 August 2018

Intersolar South America: Exhibition and conference – key platform for promoting solar technologies in South America

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Solar module testing

In our 2,000-square-meter solar energy assessment center, we test the quality of PV modules, PV components and PV systems. Take a look around our solar laboratory in the video.

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.

DEWA Outdoor Extension Reference Case

PV Climate Project Reference Case

DEWA Outdoor Measurement Reference Case

Contact our solar experts and find out more!

Contact our solar experts and find out more!

Find out more about special solar topics in our brochures and whitepapers.