TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa

Why High-Precision Measurement Is So Important for Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:38:23 PM

Reliable returns for solar power plants can only be determined by high-precision performance measurements on photovoltaic (PV) modules. A low measurement inaccuracy is a prerequisite for this.

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Topics: PV, photovoltaics, solar

DB Schenker and TÜV Rheinland Develop New Logistics System for Photovoltaic Modules

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Feb 22, 2017 7:00:00 PM

Together with DB Schenker, TÜV Rheinland has developed a completely new system for detecting damage incurred while transporting photovoltaic modules. This unique method supports transport control as well as protection of the delicate solar technology and helps to improve certain working steps.

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Topics: photovoltaics, PV

TÜV Rheinland Korea Photovoltaic Testing Center

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 11, 2017 11:45:15 PM

TÜV Rheinland - Yeungnam University photovoltaic testing laboratory, designated as a KS certification performance testing agency for crystalline silicon and thin film PV modules

TÜV Rheinland recently announced that Yeungnam University Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory has been designated as a KS (Korean Industrial Standards) certification performance testing agency for crystalline silicon PV module (KS C 8561) and thin film PV module (KS C 8562) from Korea Energy Agency (New & Renewable Energy center).

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Topics: photovoltaics

New Player in Monocrystalline Modules

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 9, 2017 6:00:00 PM

In addition to polycrystalline solar modules, an esteemed manufacturer of solar modules in Germany has recently begun producing monocrystalline solar modules in premium and standard power classifications. The manufacturer has utilized the newest generation of PERC cells for the high-performance modules in the 295 to 310 Watt peak (Wp) power classes. According to test results from TÜV Rheinland, the new mono modules are more resilient than average.

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Topics: compliance, PV, photovoltaics

TÜV Rheinland Presents New Certification Program for Distributed Commercial PV Systems

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Aug 4, 2016 3:55:23 PM

TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd has announced its new certification program intended for stakeholders who construct distributed commercial PV systems in Japan. This third party certification program for PV power plants is a service that combines company qualification, inspections, and a certification system to ensure and enhance the quality, safety, and performance of the PV power plants.

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Topics: photovoltaics

Photovoltaics: Mid-Term Results for the European Research Project "Solar Bankability"

Posted by TUV Rheinland on May 3, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The two-year European research project “Solar Bankability” involving TÜV Rheinland as the leading test institute for the solar industry worldwide has reached its half-way point. The aim is to further reduce the technical and financial risks associated with investments in PV installations for the generation of PV electricity. The project is coordinated by EURAC Research. Besides TÜV Rheinland, other partners in this research consortium are 3E, ACCELIOS Solar, and the European Photovoltaic Industry Association SolarPowerEurope.

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Topics: photovoltaics, solar