A photovoltaic system in the countryside
VDE Renewables and Munich Re cooperate on renewable energies
Read more
Ulrike Jahn
Ulrike Jahn of VDE Renewables is awarded the Becquerel Prize from the European Commission
Read more
Solar Montage
PV2Float: Launch of the test bed for developing floating photovoltaic power plant technology
Read more
Solarpark in Wüstenlandschaft
Meyer Burger's PV modules receive VDE certification according to IEC 61215 and IEC 61730
Read more
Seifertshofen PV Anlage
BayWa r.e. receives re-certification for the VDE Standardized PV - Power Plant
Read more
Personen im Meeting
VDE Corporate Standards
Read more
Strommast und Solarmodule
IEA PVPS Task 13: Performance, Operation and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems
Read more

Upcoming events

Read more

VDE Renewables GmbH

Siemensstrasse 30

63755 Alzenau | Germany

Phone: +49 69 6308 5300

Fax: +49 69 6308 5320


Looking for Studies, Position Papers or Standards?


> VDE Verlag

In the Shop of the VDE Publishing House you will find electrotechnical safety standards and books.

> VDE Shop

In the VDE shop you will find VDE Studies, Roadmaps and Positions Papers.

More knowledge, more success!

Many publications, VDE Studies, magazine subscriptions and books are price reduced for VDE members. Become a VDE member now!

We offer quality assurance services for your cleantech project's every requirement

Solarpanel mit Windturbinen vor Bergen und Himmel als Hintergrund
Panya Studio / stock.adobe.com

VDE Renewables offers quality assurance services for the renewable energy sector. Our goal is to support the implementation of clean energy projects that are bankable, investable and insurable. We strive towards this goal by offering neutral certification and testing, as well as technical due diligence, independent/owner’s engineering services and consulting.

If you’re looking for:

  • Internationally recognized certification for your renewable energy projects: solar photovoltaic modules and power plants, wind farms, battery and energy storage systems, power electronics, grid conformity
  • Bankability, investability and insurability support to de-risk your projects and improve financial viability
  • Technical due diligence and independent / owner's engineering services for project developers and owners
  • Supply chain quality assurance and pre-shipment inspections for component buyers
  • Advisory and training on quality processes for manufacturers and installers

We can help you.

Contact us today!

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
Automobile at the charging station


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. 

Read more
Whether it’s batteries or energy storage systems, the VDE Institute is your reliable test partner

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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
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.

Read more
We test and certify your smart metering products

Social Media Technology Wall