Photovoltaics is one of the fastest growing economic sectors worldwide. A standardized quality assurance of PV modules is becoming ever more important in this rapidly growing market.
Against this background, the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE and the VDE Testing and Certification Institute have combined their expertise and established a joint service platform for manufacturers, installation companies and distributors. In the FraunhoferTestLab 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 the VDE Institute performs safety tests 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 and recognized as CB Testing Laboratory according to IECEE 01:2014-11, IECEE 02:2012-06 in compliance with the IECEE CB system.