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Solar Power Plants

Solar Power Plants

Industrial Energy Production from Solar Energy

TÜV Rheinland provides a one-stop shop service for companies that operate or invest in grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems and solar thermal power plants. Adapted to your project phases, we can help you ensure plant safety and reliability. We can also support you in achieving and maintaining profitability for large-scale PV systems and solar thermal power plants – from choosing the right site to full-scale operations.

Benefits at a Glance

With project support and certification of your solar power plant from TÜV Rheinland, you can:

  • Be certain – as an operator, general contractor, or investor – of the high quality of your plant, knowing that it complies with applicable standards and regulations
  • Achieve investment security through risk minimization and the necessary bankability
  • Rely on a competent contact for all phases of your project, from site evaluation to full-scale operations

Our Services for Solar Power Plants

  • Site evaluation, including inspection and shade analysis
  • Yield forecasts using simulation software
  • Review of yield assessment for plausibility and consideration of identifiable yield losses
  • Support for calls for tenders and bid evaluation
  • Assessment of the proposed plant concept, including support in the selection of components, plant design, and security strategy
  • Component testing, for example, type examinations, performance measurements on PV modules, and CSP mirror testing
  • Supervision of construction
  • Audit of an installation for durability and safety
  • Start-up including feed-in verification
  • Plant monitoring with yield check and yield evaluation
  • Project support in all project phases
  • Periodic testing
  • Expert assessment service

Qualification of PV Systems with Certipedia Certificate

With this newly developed service, we provide you – as a plant operator or investor – with the greatest possible assurance of a quality, state-of-the-art PV system. That way, we can facilitate profitable, safe, reliable, and durable operations of your system. Our experts test, inspect, and evaluate your PV system as part of the certification process using a comprehensive list of criteria. If you are interested in this service, we would be glad to send you the list of criteria. An excerpt of this list is available under “Downloads.” Also worth noting: a similar service is being developed for CSPs.

Industrial Energy Production from Solar Energy

The term “solar power plant” spans a number of different technologies, for example, large grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems, so-called PV power plants, as well as various types of solar thermal power plants, collectively known as concentrated solar power plants (CSPs). All harness solar energy to generate electrical energy. With capacities ranging from a few megawatts to several hundred megawatts, they feed electrical power into public grids that are currently primarily supplied by fossil fuel power plants.

Solar power plants use grid-independent feed regulation to contribute to grid stability.

Our Services

pdf Brochure: Photovoltaic Power Plants - Your Investment - Our Commitment 7 MB Download
pdf Certification of installation companies 440 KB Download
pdf Comprehensive services for solar energy 335 KB Download
pdf Qualification of solar mounting systems 410 KB Download
pdf Quality Assurance and Risk Management of Photovoltaic Projects 90 KB Download
pdf Quality Assurance of PV Modules 413 KB Download

Energy Expertise Everywhere

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We deliver precise, impartial and technically superior services for investors, manufacturers and operators in the energy industry.

Take a look at our project reference map : There you will find selected customer projects.

Reference Cases

pdf Reference Case: Photovoltaic Power Plant in Viterbo, Italy 795 KB Download
pdf Reference Case: PV power plant Montalto de Castro, Italy 745 KB Download
pdf Reference Case: Strasskirchen Solar Park, Germany 721 KB Download
pdf Reference Case: Technical Due Diligence for a PV power plant for Wattner, Germany 816 KB Download
pdf Reference Case: JAG Energy Power Plant, Japan 119 KB Download

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