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The VDE review of the year 2023
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VDE Whitepaper on the Hydrogen Economy
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SC Freiburg produces its own electricity with its own solar plant - VDE Renewables serves as independent quality assurance partner
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VDE Renewables: We offer quality assurance services for your cleantech project's every requirement

VDE Renewables offers quality assurance services and premium certifications based on international standards for the renewable energy sector. Our goal is to support the implementation of clean energy projects that are bankable, insurable and investment ready. We strive towards this by offering neutral certification and testing, as well as technical due diligence, independent/owner’s engineering services and consulting. Our VDE Battery Prime Labs around the globe offer testing and certification to international standards.

If you’re looking for:

  • Internationally recognized certification for your renewable energy projects including solar photovoltaic (PV) modules and power plants, wind farms, battery and energy storage systems, power electronics and grid conformity
  • Seals of approval and criteria catalogs for better bankability and insurability
  • Technical due diligence with manufacturer-independent engineering services
  • On-site inspections for grid conformity
  • Sustainability ‘seals of approval’ for: Recycling, Sustainable Production, CO2 footprint, Traceability
  • Monitoring and quality assurance for international supply chains and pre-shipment inspections for components
  • Advisory services and training on quality processes for manufacturers and installers
  • Accredited performance and abuse battery testing for cells, batteries, modules and battery packs (ISO, IEC)

We can help you.

Contact us today!

Our Divisions

Battery Testing and Systems

Batteries must meet the highest standards of safety, performance and lifetime. We provide comprehensive electrical, mechanical, environmental and abuse tests in VDE Prime Labs worldwide. Testing and certification of light electric vehicles, battery testing and certification, battery forensics and accident investigations.

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Batterien im Test

Grid Conformity & Power Transmission

We support you in validating the conformity of your power generation units and power generation plants. We offer unit certificates for PV inverters, wind generators and biomass power generation (CPH) systems, certification of components, system and unit certification, and on-site inspections

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Back view of a solar panel

PV Modules

Comprehensive testing and certification solutions for photovoltaic (PV) modules. Through our in-depth expertise in the latest standards and state-of-the-art technological developments, we can check and confirm the safety and reliability of your PV modules. We can test in our laboratories in North America, Europe and Asia. 

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Photovoltaisches Solarzellenpanel aus der Luft


With rapid developments in hydrogen technologies, components and systems can change in a short time. To ensure better insurability and bankability we offer the VDE Corporate Standard and audits according to international norms and standards. We establish criteria based on industry developments, offer technical consulting and due diligence, and monitor  quality assurance of supply chains. 

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A H2 Hydrogen Molecule

Further services related to renewable energies

Energy efficiency and ecodesign

To achieve climate goals and protect the environment, policy requires and promotes energy efficiency measures. This produces economic benefits for manufacturers due to cost-saving measures, and consumers regard energy-efficient products as an important purchasing factor. The VDE is an expert in supporting energy efficiency technologies, standardizing product and testing requirements, expertly testing and assessing electrical products and in special appraisal services for environmental and energy audits.

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Energy efficiency measures are important for protecting the climate and the environment

Chemical product safety and sustainability

Environmental protection goals and substance-related requirements are in force worldwide. We help you comply with them.

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Chemical product testing at the VDE Institute

Mobility and charging infrastructure

The electronics in the automobile and in the charging infrastructure must work reliably without interference and furthermore be absolutely safe, of course. Battery and control management, along with the utilized plug connectors, switches and wires, must ensure vehicle safety, even during and after an accident.

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Straße mit Fahrbahnmarkierung


The VDE tests and certifies your batteries according to current standards and distinguishes itself with test seals for the national and international market. Because if too little attention is paid to quality during battery manufacturing, it can affect the performance and safety of batteries. Defective batteries can damage devices. In the worst-case scenario, it may even cause fires or explosions and thus, personal injury as well. This is why an increasing number of consumers are also looking out for the independent VDE mark on batteries. 

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Wiederaufladbare Industriebatterien

Energy Supply

Electrical networks with its power lines and switch gear as well as additional electrical equipment constitute the classical interface between power generation and power consumption.

The future coexistence of centralized and decentralized supply systems demands an energy management based on the most advanced IT technology, the increased use of renewable energy and the introduction of large-scale automation and protection systems as well as real-time safety management. In addition to the technical challenge, it is highly important to ensure the supply quality of the public electricity networks.

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Safety and efficiency of the energy supply through the latest IT technology

Grid conformity

The increasing expansion of energy networks with renewable energy poses new challenges to manufacturers, plant operators and system operators alike. Compliance with connection conditions for grid feed-in is an important prerequisite for ensuring the stability and performance of electricity grids. The VDE Testing and Certification Institute offers you all the important tests and certifications related to grid conformity.

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Feeding renewable energy into the power grid

Smart Home / Smart Living

Devices and systems in your own home are becoming increasingly intelligent. The ability to communicate with one another is still the smallest hurdle that in-home devices and systems must overcome. Manufacturers of smart home systems and devices face technical challenges in software and hardware. The experts at the VDE Institute assist you with the most important requirements for your products – even as early as during the development phase.

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Comfortable living with smart home

Smart Metering

Recording industrial and household energy consumption is always the center of interest for politicians and businessmen. The objective is to control energy consumption, stimulate energy savings and promote innovative technologies in this sector.

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We test and certify your smart metering products

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