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Introducing VDE Americas

VDE Americas is your trusted partner for utility-scale solar and energy storage transaction support, technical due diligence, and hail risk-mitigation services.

Founded in 2013, VDE Americas is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the VDE Group, one of the largest technology organizations in Europe. Our goal is to advance the deployment of clean energy projects that are financeable and insurable. We support this goal by offering technical due diligence and engineering advisory services specifically focused on large-scale photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage system (BESS) markets in the Americas. We provide value for our customers by maximizing quality and performance while reducing technical risks at both the system and equipment levels.

Our organizational structure allows VDE Americas’ knowledgeable and experienced core team of technology experts and engineers to collaborate with subject matter experts within the other business units and professional associations that make up the VDE Group. This approach allows us to leverage a distributed, global network of talented and trustworthy resources with diverse backgrounds and experience. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and ability to deliver against committed project schedules. As a learning organization committed to customer satisfaction, we view every project as an opportunity to improve our ability to meet and exceed customer expectations. 

About VDE

VDE, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, has been regarded as a synonym for innovation and technological progress for over 130 years. VDE is the largest organization in the world to combine science, standardization, testing, certification, and application consulting under one umbrella. The VDE mark has been synonymous with the highest safety standards and consumer protection for 100 years. Our passion is the advancement of technology, the next generation of engineers and technologists, and lifelong learning and career development “on the job.” Within the VDE network 2,000 employees at over 60 locations worldwide, more than 100,000 honorary experts, and 1,500 companies are dedicated to ensuring a future worth living: networked, digital, and electric. Join us in shaping the e-dialistic future.

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VDE’s testing, certification, and consulting business units include RETC and VDE Americas. 


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VDE Americas' advisory services

Hail Risk Modeling

VDE Americas' provides solar project hail risk assessments based on site-specific meteorological data and product-specific technical details. Our science- and engineering-based hail risk reports provide solar project stakeholders with financial loss and risk exposure estimates based on project-specific lat-long coordinates and fielded PV module and tracker technologies.

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Independent Engineering

VDE Americas specializes in providing transaction-level due diligence related to utility-scale solar photovoltaics (PV), battery energy storage systems (BESS), and hybrid solar-plus-storage applications. We also offer portfolio-level due diligence to support the deployment of commercial and industrial (C&I) distributed generation (DG) and community solar projects.

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Owner's Engineering

VDE Americas work with investors and lenders to ensure the long-term success of a clean energy venture by reviewing and validating technical feasibility, regulatory compliance, and project execution. We do so by acting a concierge-style extension of our client's deal teams to provide on-demand critical engineering analysis, oversight, and support.

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