TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH

Tillystr. 2, 90431 Nürnberg
Germany
Telephone +49 911 6555225
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Product category: Certification

Solar Glass Testing

Guaranteed quality and efficiency with solar glass testing

In photovoltaic (PV) cells, thermal solar devices, concentrated solar beam systems and other PV components, glass is an essential material, crucial to success in the solar energy industry. In fact, the quality of the glass used in these components directly influences the performance and efficiency of the end PV product or application.

As innovators in the field of glass component testing, we test the stability and performance of glass to be used in solar applications. Our experts have therefore specialized in solar glass testing, ensuring that your PV glass-integrated solutions meet your expectations and those of your clients.

Our experience partnering with the solar industry stretches back over 35 years. During that time we have assembled an impressive global network of PV specialists and a corresponding track record of success. Our certificates are recognized internationally as reliable proof of quality and performance in the full range of solar applications.

Contact us and speak with a solar expert to learn more!

Competitive advantage for photovoltaic glass manufacturers

The better the quality of the solar panel glass, the more efficiently the PV cells perform. Gain a clear competitive advantage with our reliable information on the quality and performance of your glass products and components for solar applications. With our testing you show your customers that your products meet the promised performance and durability requirements. This is a strong argument in regard to the quality of the end product or subassemblies to be integrated into buildings or construction units .

The quality of the solar panel glass has a major influence on the performance of the solar application. As substrate or superstrate, the glass influences light transmission, pattern effects, anti-reflective coatings and/or light scattering / capture.

We ensure high quality PV glass by submitting individual batches to a series of tests and inspections:

  • Evaluation of light transmittance and reflection in compliance with ISO 9050
  • Durability tests of AR coatings (antireflective or anti-reflection coatings)
  • Mechanical testing of photovoltaic glass
  • Environmental testing of photovoltaic glass (corrosion)
 
Experts in solar panel glass and beyond

As well-respected independent experts with an international presence, our support extends beyond basic solar glass testing to reflect innovations throughout the solar industry. Alongside routine checks and glass testing, we also evaluate new designs and prototypes. For best support we provide direct contact with our glass testing experts.


Make an appointment with one of our experts to get started.

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Product category: Certification

ISO 50001 Energy Management System

DIN EN ISO 50001 – increase energy performance with the international standard for energy management systems

The international ISO 50001:2011 standard established the requirements and guidance for organizations to successfully develop, implement, maintain and continually improve an energy management system (EnMS). Conformance to this standard will ensure your organization’s energy performance is continually improving, energy efficiency and consumption are optimized and costs are decreased. Our certification of your EnMS according to ISO 50001 will ensure you achieving sustainable improvement of your organization’s energy performance.

Our experts will be happy to assist you with any further questions. Feel free to contact us!

Publication of ISO 50003: Stay up to date on important developments

What do you still need to know? ISO 50003 was published in October 2014 and introduced important changes to the basis of ISO 50001. The updated requirements must be implemented by the certification bodies by October 14, 2017. As these changes also affect organizations whose energy management systems are certified to ISO 50001 or those endeavoring to obtain certification according to this standard, we have summarized the updates for you in the following publications:
 

Improve your organization’s energy performance and reduce its energy costs with ISO 50001

With an ISO 50001 certified energy management system, your organization will improve its energy balance and reduce CO2 emissions. This leads to increased profitability and improved competitive advantages through lower energy costs. By identifying optimization potentials, your organization’s success will be maximized through the introduction of new energy-efficient technologies.

ISO 50001 certification will increase your employees’ awareness and motivation toward a more efficient use of energy, document your energy performance improvement efforts and promote the positive branding of your organization.
 
Save time and costs with ISO 50001 certification in combination with ISO 14001 and ISO 9001

We combine and certify management systems effectively, economically and with time savings. Energy, environmental or quality management systems – you can find the perfect combination for your organization to make you even more successful. Find out more about our combination certification.

Contact us to find out more about our combined certification!

Stages of your ISO 50001 certification
 
  • Preliminary audit (optional): Performing an initial assessment and flushing out potential vulnerabilities in the management system
  • Certification audit: Checking your documentation and practical application of your energy management system
  • Issue certificate and list your organization in our online certification database Certipedia
  • Surveillance audits: Annual surveillance of the ongoing optimization of your processes and energy management system
  • Re-certification before the end of three years

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Product category: Certification

PV Module Testing and Certification


To thrive in the solar energy sector, manufacturers and retailers need to ensure that their products meet established quality and performance standards. This means demonstrating that their PV modules are robust and able to consistently deliver the guaranteed rated power reliably even under more severe climactic conditions. They must also be safe and durable, ensuring the system’s high yield over the long term, and still need to be commercially viable.

With more than 35 years in the solar industry, we have developed testing services that address your needs and enable you to meet your goals. At our ISO 17025 accredited laboratories around the globe, we test and certify PV modules according to national and international standards, including IEC 61215 and IEC 61730. Besides this we offer testing under special as well as more severe conditions, performance characterization and energy yield testing, just to name a few.

We have earned the trust of key players in the solar sector worldwide with our expertise and experience. By partnering with us, you access that know-how and benefit from our global network of state-of-the-art labs around the world and comprehensive, one-stop PV services.

Speak with one of our service engineers to find out how to get started. Make an appointment today!

Gain access to new markets with our PV module certification services

Our global presence benefits our partners in many ways. It means we are familiar and actively shaping national standards in countries across Asia, the Middle East, North and South America and Europe. We test as well to international standards (EN, IEC, ANSI) and keep abreast of changes and harmonizations that affect market access for PV modules.

In the solar sector, an international presence is not only a matter of convenience. With seven laboratories located in different climate zones and subject to varying weather conditions, we are able to offer our customers PV module testing that subjects their products to real-life challenges, not only simulations.

As the undisputed global market leader for PV module testing and certification, we have built a worldwide reputation for excellence reflected in the acceptance and recognition our quality mark enjoys. Upon successful completion of testing, our customers earn the right to display our test mark, a sign of quality, transparency and reliability.

Our certification services consist of the following process steps: 

  • Laboratory tests on samples for a module family or type
  • Recurring factory inspection
  • Certificate and TÜV Rheinland test mark
  • Certificate of conformity (CoC) or declarations for individual markets
  • Bankability reports

In addition to our certification services we offer a variety of quality assurance measures, stress tests and value added services.


Quality assurance measures for PV modules such as:

  • PID – potential-induced degradation
  • Electro-luminescence and IR imaging
  • RoHS conformity testing
  • Pre-/Post-shipment inspections
  • Ageing of micro-cracks
  • LID test (light induced degradation)
Stress tests such as:

  • Fire tests
  • Corrosion tests (e.g., salt mist, ammonia and Sulphur dioxide)
  • Outdoor long-term tests in different climate zones
  • Transport and environmental simulation on PV module shipping units
  • Sand abrasion tests
  • Snow load testing (non-uniform, heavy snow load)
 Added value services such as:

  • PV+ benchmark
  • Qualification Plus (“Q+”) certification
  • Energy yield testing under actual climate conditions in relevant target markets

BIPV – qualification of building-integrated PV such as:

  • Risk analysis
  • Roof integration
  • Facade integrated systems
  • Hail testing
  • Snow load testing

Expertise and experience count in PV module testing and certification

In an industry characterized by rapid technological changes and experiencing dramatic growth and high demand, relying on an experienced and true partner is essential for success. We have been active in the solar industry since its infancy and have built our reputation on ensuring quality, reliability and safety in the production and operation of PV modules. Prominent players in the solar sector trust us and our test mark, issued with a unique ID number and QR code that allows customers to check certification claims quickly and accurately.

Get in touch with us to learn more about our PV module services!

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