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Reference case: Inspection for Solar Power Plant - Turkey

Inspection for Solar Power Plant

In May 2016, one of the leading German solar power plant manufacturers, in cooperation with Turkish investors and an electric power company chose TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH as technical advisor and inspection body for the newly built 4.7 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Isparta, Turkey. Several companies worked together on building the 8-hectare large system. The client turned to TÜV Rheinland for construction supervision and final acceptance technical inspection.

Basic Facts
Client: Leading German solar power plant manufacturer
Turkish electric power company
Timeframe: May – July 2016
Project Location: Solarpark Turkey
Main services:Technical consultation and inspection for photovoltaic (PV) power plant

Initial situation and requirements

The client, one of the leading German suppliers of large photovoltaic systems, has a number of solar projects in Germany and abroad in France, Japan and Turkey. We have provided consultation and inspection services for solar projects for them in the past. This most recent endeavor was the pioneering, multi-megawatt project in Isparta, Turkey.

Specialists from TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH carried out several necessary inspections. Our team conducted energy yield predictions, as well as specification checks of power measurements and quality assurance tests in our solar test center in Cologne, Germany.

Solutions, results

Construction supervision and final technical inspection are required for the safe installation and operation of photovoltaic solar systems. In the inspection process, we conducted a detailed evaluation of technical aspects of the photovoltaic solar systems and documented results to increase quality assurance and transparency on the project.

The cooperation between TÜV Rheinland and the client enabled our experts to preform quality management tests and ultimately confirm the fulfillment of technical and contractual requirements. The client has praised TÜV Rheinland as a first-class certified specialist for the maintenance of solar power systems. As a satisfied customer, they have called on us again for their inspection service needs.

Benefits for the client

Our multi-disciplinary specialists assisted our client by providing:

  • Assurance that technical and contractual requirements were met
  • Independent review and reporting, which helped the client to reduce risk of lost revenue
  • Enhanced reliability of the PV plant through professional inspection

Did you know?

Approximately 300 tons of steel was used in the building of this solar power plant.

About TÜV Rheinland

Founded more than 140 years ago, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment and technology in nearly all aspects of life.

We inspect technical equipment, products and services, oversee projects and help to shape processes for companies around the world. Since 2006, we have been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

With over 30 years of experience in working with photovoltaic solar systems, we provide a comprehensive portfolio of services. From site selection to design and manufacturing and maintenance support, we can consult with you on every aspect of your solar project.