TÜV Rheinland - Your partner for quality and yield in photovoltaic power plants
TÜV Rheinland has over 25 years of experience to look back on, and not only in the field of plant qualification. As the global market leader for PV-module certification, running six laboratories in Europe, Asia, and in the USA, TÜV Rheinland has the necessary expertise and capacity to test and certify PV modules and other components.
Every successful project relies on an optimized expert report of energy yield, based on site evaluation. Taking into consideration long-term irradiation data, selected plant configurations and further specifications, yield forecasts are compiled using simulation programs and shadowing analysis. TÜV Rheinland assists clients with regard to tender procedures and evaluates offers before the plant’s planning and construction phases. Construction supervision measures enable the prevention of failures and defects at an early stage to improve safety and service life times of the PV systems.
Acceptance testing of the plant examines conformity with the guaranteed electrical and mechanical characteristics. One important aspect is operator and system safety. The evaluation and assessment of PV system performance is realized through on-site monitoring combined with the laboratory testing of wisely selected random samples of solar modules. TÜV Rheinland also has suitable concepts for system monitoring, performance checks and evaluation in order to facilitate complete and consistent yield documentation. All measures are performed on the basis of a catalog of criteria and lead the issuing of a certificate and the test mark TUVdotCom.
During many years working in the PV power plant sector, TÜV Rheinland has performed acceptance tests of plants up to 50 MWp and has gained a multitude of references.