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Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics

Eco-Friendly Energy Production

Photovoltaics is one of the pillars of renewable energy production. TÜV Rheinland can support manufacturers and service providers by testing the quality of their PV modules, PV components, and PV systems. TÜV Rheinland’s new Solar Energy Assessment Center in Cologne has been in operation since June 2009. With optimized process flows and state-of-the-art testing and simulation facilities, the 2,000-square-meter center is one of the world’s leading test laboratories.

Benefits at a Glance

With TÜV Rheinland’s PV testing services, you:

  • Profit from TÜV Rheinland’s 30 years of experience in the field of photovoltaics
  • Take advantage of the capacities of our seven test laboratories, which offer you fast, first-class service all over the world
  • Gain a partner that has earned worldwide acceptance
  • Earn the TUVdotCOM quality seal to prove that your PV components and PV systems have passed tests conducted according to national and international standards ensuring their high quality, safety, and reliability

Our Services

PV Modules

We perform:

  • Standard test condition and capacity measurements and electroluminescence analyses
  • Qualification, certification, and tests according to international standards
    IEC 61215, IEC 61646, IEC 61730, IEC 62108, ANSI/UL1703, and IEC 61701
    Tests for special conditions, for example, for ammonium or transport loads
  • Yield measurements
  • Long-term testing, for example, open-air weathering tests

Further information is available under “PV Module Testing.”

PV Components

We qualify and certify:

  • PV installation systems (frames)
  • PV backing films
  • PV connectors, including T-connectors and Y-connectors TUV
  • PV sockets
  • PV inverters

Further information is available under “PV Components Testing.”

Complete PV Systems

We perform:

  • Energy yield prognosis
  • Site evaluation, including yield assessment
  • PV system qualification and certification
  • PV inspections and PV acceptance
  • Defect and damage assessments
  • PV system monitoring
  • Project Certification of large PV installations (TUVdotCOM)

Further information is available under “Solar Power Plants/PV Power Plants.”

Qualification of Manufacturers and Service Providers

We perform:

  • “Power-controlled” certification, including confirmation of module capacity
  • Flasher classification (sun simulators)
  • Calibration of PV measurement systems
  • Certification of PV installation operations
  • Monitoring of manufacturing facilities
  • Pre-shipment inspection
  • Transport loads tests

Qualification and Certification of Photovoltaic Products

We test your standardized PV systems and PV components – including PV modules, grid-connected systems, power inverters, frames, cables, and connectors – according to national and international standards. If no applicable standards exist, our experts can carry out tests based on TÜV Rheinland specifications.

Our Testing Laboratory

TÜV Rheinland’s PV laboratory is accredited in compliance with the DIN/EN/ISO/IEC 17025 norm and listed as a certification test laboratory by the worldwide certification system of the IECEE in the photovoltaics category. In addition, TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH has been qualified as a national certification body.

Certification Process

In addition to laboratory testing, certification of PV modules and PV components also covers the manufacturing facilities.

Laboratory Testing
In our accredited laboratory, we test selected samples to determine whether your products satisfy applicable standards. The test criteria – transparent at all times to customers – are documented along with the test results.

Manufacturing Testing
Our experts carry out additional periodic quality and product audits at your production facilities. That way, we can ensure that all PV modules are manufactured with the same materials and processes as the samples tested in the laboratory and that product quality is consistent.

Our Services

pdf Comprehensive services for solar energy 335 KB Download
pdf Quality assurance of PV modules 413 KB Download
pdf Qualification of solar mounting systems 413 KB Download
pdf PV plants - qualification and certification 449 KB Download
pdf Certification of installation companies 440 KB Download

Energy Expertise Everywhere

E3 Energy Expertise Everywhere

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
pdf Reference Case: Power Plants - Glennmont Partners, Italy 122 KB Download
pdf Reference Case: Certificate of Conformity for Photovoltaic Plants, Spain 107 KB Download

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