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Photovoltaic Components

Photovoltaic Components

Success with Solar Technology Certification

To be successful on the photovoltaic market it is essential that the safety, quality, durability, and reliability of all of your photovoltaic modules and power converters are up to scratch. We audit and issue certificates of your company's photovoltaic components and inverters based on relevant international norms, guidelines and quality requirements, such as IEC 61730, IEC 61646 and IEC 61215, EN 50521, EN 50548, as well as national standards.

Benefits at a glance

An internationally recognized audit by TÜV Rheinland helps you:

  • Increase competitive chances with our neutral seal of approval
  • Reduce liability for your company with documented safety standards
  • Benefit from short audit times and our extensive experience
  • Document the implementation of legal requirements with audit reports and certificates
  • Gain from all of the TÜV associations' competent services from one source

Photovoltaic Inverters

Whether it's power plant properties or safety and efficiency documentation – for solar inverters, these are important for proper operations. The versatility of our expertise enables us to offer a wide range of services. Best of all, it's all from one and the same source - in our own TÜV Rheinland test lab.

To measure efficiencies or network properties, proper testing laboratories are needed, which can both simulate distributions grids and solar power facilities and can therefore deliver surveys of different operating conditions. We audit your products in compliance with all common norms, guidelines, and quality requirements.

For you we can certify the following:

National norms TÜV Rheinland’s own specifications
EN 50521 = DC power converters2 PfG 1913/04.11 = photovoltaic sub-arrays and connecitng cables
EN 50548 and DIN EN 5048 (DIN V VDE V 0126-5) = sockets2 PfG 1915/04.11 = AC power converters
2 PfG 1169/08.07 = cables
With everything besides cables, we test for resistance against ammonia based on 2 PfG 1911/03.11 specifications.

Our services for photovoltaic inverters

Country Norm Title of the norm
CanadaC22.2 No. 107.1-01Interim Certification Requirements for Utility-Interconnected Inverters
Australia, New ZealandAS/ NZS 3100Approval and test specification - General requirements for electrical equipment
Germany, Europe and the worldDIN EN 62109-1
IEC 62109-1
VDE 0126-14-1
Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems – Part 1: General Requirements (IEC 82/505/CDV:2007)
Germany, Europe and the worldDIN EN 62109-2
IEC 62109-2
VDE 0126-14-2
DIN EN 50530
VDE 0126-12
Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems – Part 2: S
GermanyBDEWTechnical guidelines for generating plants connected to medium-voltage networks (guidelines for generating plants’ connection to and parallel operation with the medium-voltage network), June 2008
GermanyIEC 61400-21, Ausgabe 2.0Wind Turbine Generators – Part 21: Measurement and assessment of power quality characteristics of grid connected wind turbines
GermanyBDEW/FGW TR3Technical Guidelines for Production Units Part 3: Specification of electricity properties in production units on medium-, high- and low-voltage grids
GermanyVDE-AR-N 4105Generators connected to low-voltage grids – Technical requirements for the connection to and parallel operation with low-voltage distribution networks
GermanyDIN VDE V 0124-100Grid integration of generator plants - Low-voltage - Test requirements for generator units to be connected to and operated in parallel with low-voltage distribution networks
ItalyCEI 0-21
Reference technical rules for the connection of active and passive users to the LV electrical utilities
SpainPVVC9P.O. 12.3 Requisitos de respuesta frente a huecos de tensión de las instalaciones eólicas
P.O. 12.3 Requirements for response to voltage dips of wind farms
Australia/ New ZealandAS 4777.1,
AS 4777.2,
AS 4777.3
Grid connection for energy systems via inverter
Great BritainG 59/2,
G 83/1
Engineering Recommendations (ER) G 59/1 and G 83/1 are the recommendations for the connection of embedded generating plant to the District Network Organisers (DNO) distribution systems
USAUL 1741,
IEEE 1547
Inverters, Converters, Controllers und Interconnection System Equipment for Use With Distributed Energy Recources
IEEE Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems

Our services for photovoltaic components

Specification testing for … TÜV Rheinland's own specification testing
... AC cables in renewable energy systems.2 PfG 1940/12.11
... AC connectors for use with photovoltaic systems.2 PfG 1915/04.11
... Photovoltaic components’ resistance against ammonia.2 PfG 1911/03.11
... DC cables for 1,500V.2 PfG 1990/05.12

For you we certify

If testing is successful, a certificate and the right to use a test mark can be awarded.

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