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VDE Corporate Standards - BESS

In the fast changing, constantly innovative battery industry, classical battery standardization often cannot keep up with the dynamics in the market to address the latest innovations in technologies, applications, and business models. 

VDE Renewables developed the customer-tailored 'VDE Corporate Standard' to support your company instantly in quality and safety assurance for fast market access. 


Patrick Heininger

Tailored quality criteria for specific requirements

With short product cycles and changing components, battery and energy storage technologies are developing constantly and rapidly. International standardization exists and attempts to adapt to the moving market situation, but very often these cannot keep up with the evolving BESS market.

Over the last years, VDE Renewables has developed the VDE Quality Pyramid for renewable energies. Our overarching goal here is to achieve a significant reduction of risks for all involved stakeholders.

  • Existing national and international standards for electrical and functional safety form an important basis.
  • Together with numerous market participants from industry, market supervisory authorities, the financial and insurance sectors, additional quality criteria are developed to close existing gaps in the standards and contain important criteria for safety, risk minimization, performance and service life.
  • For companies with more stringent requirements for their products and services, we can offer additional tailored solutions that can meet individual needs. We work directly with customers to develop their quality criteria and processes, and we verify these using our background as neutral quality assurance experts.
VDE Quality Pyramid for Corporate Standards
VDE Renewables GmbH

How can you benefit from the VDE Corporate Standards?

  • Build up your unique selling proposition as an early adopter of high-quality products and services - As a pioneer for increased risk minimization in terms of safety, reliability and other technical and business indicators, this helps build the confidence of the finance and insurance industry in your company
  • Establish your own company standards to meet own company specifications and customer requirements, which go beyond the requirements of current norms and battery standardization
  • Neutral verification of the criteria with VDE’s knowledge of current requirements in norms, standards and the state-of-the-art technological developments
  • Enter new markets more easily due to the well-renowned VDE quality seal 

To summarize, the VDE Corporate Standards open markets, enable interoperability and allow companies to enjoy the highest reputation worldwide in meeting quality requirements. Contact us to find out how we can support you.

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