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Wind energy: TUV Rheinland performs site suitability assessment for Siemens Gamesa

Posted by TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific on Jan 3, 2018 2:20:57 PM

TÜV Rheinland has successfully completed two new site suitability assessment projects on behalf of Siemens Gamesa. One project assessed the suitability of 2.0/2.1 MW type G114 wind turbines for a wind farm in the USA, the other the suitability of the 2.65 MW version for a wind farm in North Africa. Background: not every wind turbine is equally suitable and certified for every site, so a site-specific design assessment is conducted by a neutral test body to assess whether the wind turbine in question is suitable for the site-specific conditions. This process prevents overloads on components during the operating phase. TÜV Rheinland assessed the system on the basis of the international standard IEC 61400-22 2010. The experts at the certification body for wind turbines at TÜV Rheinland were able to confirm the unrestricted suitability of the systems in question for the planned site and complete the project within the tight deadline set by the customer.

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Topics: solar

Extension of partnership between TUV Rheinland and ILO

Posted by TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific on Dec 26, 2017 4:08:38 PM

TÜV Rheinland and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have entered into a Public Private Partnership to deliver Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Training to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This PPP extends the existing license agreement that has enabled TÜV Rheinland to provide SCORE Training to small and medium size factories in China.

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Topics: management systems

Photovoltaic: TÜV Rheinland certifies FuturaSun

Posted by TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific on Dec 18, 2017 10:12:40 AM

FuturaSun has completed as one of the first PV manufacturer in Europe the qualification for the new international standards IEC 61215:2016 and IEC 61730:2016 at TÜV Rheinland Cologne. TÜV Rheinland tests and certifies photovoltaic systems and components according to various international standards such as the standards for safety established by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The principal references for photovoltaic modules are the two standards IEC 61215 and 61730 updated in 2016 with many important changes compared to previous edition.

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Topics: solar

Technical Risks and their Financial Implications, from Solar Sharing Session in Malaysia

Posted by TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific on Dec 14, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Together with Malaysian Photovoltaic Industry Association (MPIA), TÜV Rheinland organized the ‘Solar PV Project Development in Malaysia: Project Finance & Bankability’ Sharing Session in Selangor, Malaysia on 22 November 2017.

In this sharing session, a series of eight presentations from Regulator, Lender, Investor, EPCs were lined up for the participants to learn about solar PV project development, specifically in Malaysian context. The topics covered include project development, project financing, private equity or investment, construction, technical and quality aspects, and warranties or insurance.

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Topics: solar, solar investment

TÜV Rheinland Issues the World’s First Zigbee 3.0 LED Light for LEEDARSON

Posted by TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific on Dec 11, 2017 11:45:07 AM

On September 5, TÜV Rheinland issued Zigbee 3.0 certification for the LEEDARSON LED Dimmable Bulb. This is the first LED light in the world to be officially Zigbee 3.0 certified and implement Green Power Proxy Basic (GPPB) functionality.

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Topics: IoT, Wireless

Enabling IOT and Cyber Security

Posted by TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific on Dec 4, 2017 10:52:35 AM

The Internet of Things (IoT) is increasingly influencing how people and everyday things interact via the Internet. Find out what are some of the top trends in IoT development in a snapshot:

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Topics: cybersecurity

TÜV Rheinland: Global Involvement in the Field of LPWAN Wireless Communication Technologies

Posted by TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific on Dec 1, 2017 6:00:00 PM

TÜV Rheinland offers inspection, certification, and market approval services for low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) on a global scale, thereby positioning itself on the rapidly growing global IoT market. The portfolio includes the LoRa, Sigfox, WiSUN, NB-IoT (Narrowband IoT) and LTE-CATMx technologies. TÜV Rheinland is the only global testing service provider to cover all the relevant main LPWAN technologies on the market in its laboratories, thereby asserting its position as the leading testing service provider in the entire field of wireless technologies.

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Topics: Wireless

TÜV Rheinland: Data Protection with IoT Data Privacy Certificates

Posted by TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific on Nov 21, 2017 10:32:44 AM

TÜV Rheinland’s Global Competence Center for IoT Privacy has announced a new package of services addressing the end-to-end data protection requirements in the rapidly growing Internet of Things (IoT) market. By providing first-of-a-kind protected privacy certificates, it is uniquely positioned with a differentiated set of capabilities. The solution is focused on providing a product and a service certificate which the product manufacturers and system providers can use to demonstrate that they have been audited in accordance with the requirements of the EU GDPR.

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Topics: IoT

TÜV Rheinland: Partnership agreement with Gooee, a US-based enterprise scale IoT platform for lighting manufacturers

Posted by TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific on Nov 20, 2017 5:28:08 PM

TÜV Rheinland and Gooee, a US-based enterprise scale IoT platform and ecosystem developer, have agreed upon a far-reaching, three-year collaboration at LUXLIVE in London, one of the world’s largest lighting industry events. Gooee plans to engage the global testing services provider to examine its portfolio of products and services for data protection and data security requirements. The tests will be based on the criteria prescribed by TÜV Rheinland’s certificates “Protected Privacy IoT Product” and “Protected Privacy IoT Service”, which are part of TÜV Rheinland’s data protection and data security portfolio.

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Topics: IoT

Mechanical safety requirements for wooden products exporting to European markets

Posted by TUV Rheinland Asia Pacific on Nov 13, 2017 11:19:35 AM

A report by the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VAF) showed that Vietnam exported $7.3 billion worth of timber, non-timber forestry and wooden furniture products in 2016. This is translated into $5.12 billion worth of wooden furniture exports, an increase of 7.1 percent compared to the previous year. With such a huge demand for wooden products, Vietnam is capable of becoming the world’s wooden furniture production base with Vietnamese products sold in 120 countries and territories from legitimate sources. Realizing the great untapped potential of the industry, Vietnamese enterprises are now making bigger investments in design and new equipments.

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Topics: wood