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2021-06-08 expert contribution

PV Module Testing and Certification

VDE: Your one-stop-shop for PV module testing and certification

VDE offers 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. 


Why PV module testing and certification?

  • “VDE Seal” fulfills your PV modules’ market entry requirements into Europe and other international locations
  • To demonstrate the safety and reliability of PV modules in operations
  • To minimize risks for both the manufacturer and end user
  • Neutral testing by a third party fulfills the market requirements

Our track record

  • Certifier for half of top 10 PV module manufacturers
  • Evaluated over 2.8 GW of PV modules for buyers

VDE offers testing and certification according to

  • VDE, EN, IEC and UL standards
  1. Photovoltaic modules (crystalline silicon, thin-film)
  2. Mounting systems
  3. Junction boxes
  • Environmental testing (salt-mist and ammoniac)
  • Certification for internationally recognized VDE marks

Value-added services beyond international testing and certification

IEA PVPS Task 13: Performance, Operation and Reliability of Photovoltaic Systems

Strommast und Solarmodule
Simon Kraus / Fotolia

VDE Renewables is coordinating the work of Task 13 of the International Energy Agency Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA PVPS).

Task 13 investigates the increasingly important topic of performance and reliability of PV modules and systems in combination with quality and sustainability.

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