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Ocean energy – The untapped energy source
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The VDE Institute presides over the IECEE
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Illustration of a sustainable world concept
VDE: on duty for renewable energies worldwide
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Windrad und Solarpanel mit Sonne im Hintergrund
VDE at Asia Clean Energy Summit in Singapore: extended quality criteria for bankability and insurability
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Cyber Security: VDE member companies sending alarm
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Funktechnologien Industrie 4.0
Only a vision? VDE demands a four-point program for industry 4.0 wireless technologies
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Ansgar Hinz, VDE-CEO
VDE and State Grid China: Partners in the expansion and integration of renewable energies
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VDE Institute

The independent and neutral VDE Testing and Certification Institute is a national and internationally accredited institution in the field of testing and certification of electrotechnical devices, components and systems. The electroproducts are tested for their safety, electromagnetic compatibility and other product characteristics. The VDE Institute headquartered in Offenbach was founded in 1920 and is responsible for the worldwide know-how. The results of the tests are scientifically evaluated and impact further developments of electrotechnical standards.

In the exercise of their activities, the employees of the VDE Institute work impartially. The corporate management and processes are based on this principle. The Code of Conduct for the Association of Electrical Engineering, Electronic Information Technology, and all associated companies (VDE) is the binding guideline which provides a reliable guide for daily activities.

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The VDE Testing and Certification Institute is active worldwide through cooperations and partner offices.

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VDE Americas

VDE Americas is a wholly owned subsidiary of the VDE Testing and Certification Institute and a leading service provider of technical due diligence and engineering services for solar power and energy storage systems (ESS).

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