Photovoltaics is one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide, driven by high cost pressure and accelerated innovation cycles. High level quality assurance of PV modules is becoming ever more important to strengthen the trust of investors.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and VDE Renewables have combined their expertise and established a joint service platform for manufacturers, installation companies and distributors. In the Fraunhofer TestLab PV Modules, which was founded in 2006 by Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, PV modules are tested according to IEC and European standards for design qualification and type approval, while VDE prepares the certification process and issues the respective certificates.
With Fraunhofer TestLab PV Modules, a path-breaking facility for the solar sector was established and accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005. Test Lab PV Modules is recognized as CB Testing Laboratory according to IECEE 01:2014-11, IECEE 02:2012-06 in compliance with the IECEE CB system.