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VDE Renewables GmbH

Siemensstrasse 30

63755 Alzenau | Germany

Phone: +49 69 6308 5300

Fax: +49 69 6308 5320


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VDE Corporate Standard

Ensure market success. Manage risks.

With VDE CORPORATE STANDARD, you ensure a common understanding of quality – among your employees, suppliers, and customers.

Establishing national and international standards requires consensus from many stakeholders which include companies, users, interest groups, standards organizations, and governments. Focusing on security and safety aspects, the renewable energy standardization framework normally takes several years to be finalized and implemented across a particular industry.

For fast-changing, innovative industries like renewable energy and energy storage, classical standardization might move too slowly to address the latest innovations in technologies, applications, and business models. VDE Renewables as a globally recognized quality assurance service provider has therefore developed the product “VDE Corporate Standards” to fulfill this need. These Corporate Standards take an additional focus on criteria like performance, reliability, lifetime assessment and other areas that are not part of the initial standardization processes.

Instead of waiting for the rest of the industry to create standards, you can work with VDE Renewables to develop and establish your tailored company criteria which meet your own specifications and requirements. We then verify your manufacturing, product development or service processes as a neutral party, labeling it with the “Verified by VDE” quality seal.  With this well-recognized seal, you can be seen as a pioneer in the market offering the highest quality products and services.

How will you benefit?

  • Build up your unique sales proposition in the market as an early adopter offering innovative high-quality products and solutions
  • Enter new markets with confidence and win customers more easily
  • Increases confidence in products, particularly for the finance and insurance industries
  • Neutral verification of your criteria based on VDE’s knowledge of norms, standards, and state-of-the-art technological developments
  • Defines ‘Quality Criteria’ for suppliers

Developing your own quality criteria enables you to overcome the typical barriers to classical standardization while capitalizing on the benefits of independent verification and brand building

Which service divisions offer Corporate Standards?

How do you go about getting your own VDE CORPORATE STANDARD?

Step 1: Client sends VDE Renewables their proposal, and they start market analysis and checks of existing standards. VDE prepares an offer with work detailed packages and schedule.

Step 2: Define and develop the quality standards and criteria catalog. The customer and VDE Renewables work together to jointly develop these.

Step 3: Verification of the criteria by stakeholders. Corporate criteria are refined with the customer's stakeholders (e.g. customers, partners) and VDE checks and verifies the corporate standard.

Step 4: VDE Corporate Standard approval. Essential characteristics are published. Compliance with the criteria allows customers to use the quality seal.

VDE Quality Pyramid for Corporate Standards
VDE Renewables GmbH

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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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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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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