TUV SUD presents international services for PV systems

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Munich. At the Intersolar trade show, which will take place in Munich between 13 and 15 June 2012, TÜV SÜD will inform visitors to its stand (Hall A 5, Stand 235) about the certification and testing of PV systems, PV modules and PV components in accordance with national and international standards and directives and about its Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) certificate. The experts from the international service provider support manufacturers, investors, importers and installers throughout the world. TÜV SÜD's services range from design and development, placing into service and maintenance to opening up international markets.

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TUV SUD presents international services for PV systems

  1. 1. Press ReleaseTÜV SÜD at Intersolar 2012 25 April 2012TÜV SÜD presents international services for PV systemsMunich. At the Intersolar trade show, which will take place in Munich between 13 and 15 June2012, TÜV SÜD will inform visitors to its stand (Hall A 5, Stand 235) about the certification andtesting of PV systems, PV modules and PV components in accordance with national andinternational standards and directives and about its Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)certificate. The experts from the international service provider support manufacturers, investors,importers and installers throughout the world. TÜV SÜDs services range from design anddevelopment, placing into service and maintenance to opening up international markets. At Intersolar 2012 TÜV SÜD will showcase its comprehensive service portfolio which facilitates access to international PV markets and funding. The portfolio comprises certification in accordance with national and international standards and directives plus site and environmental impact assessment as well as initial and further training. "Our clients benefit from our global presence and long-standing experience, as we provide testing and certification services for all major PV markets of the world and our tests are also recognized in closed markets such as China and Japan." This know-how helps clients save valuable time when launching their products on new markets and reduce the associated costs.BIPV certificate facilitates access to international marketsTÜV SÜDs employees not only have in-depth familiarity with the applicable PV standards andguidelines, but are also recognized as authorized experts in construction engineering. TÜV SÜD hasbased its BIPV certification on this multi-disciplinary expertise. Successful BIPV certification enablesmanufacturers and importers to demonstrate that their PV modules and installation systems andmethods are safe and comply with the building codes. Certification assesses a host of criteria, includingmechanical strength and stability as well as safety in standard operation and in the case of fire. "Sinceour BIPV certification complies with the national regulations of individual countries, it facilitates access
  2. 2. Page 2of 2to new markets throughout the world", explains Faißt. On 14 June 2012 from 14.35 to 15.05 the TÜVSÜD expert will give a talk informing Intersolar visitors about "Certification of building integrated PVproducts (BIPV)".At TÜV SÜDs trade fair stand, visitors can inform themselves about BIPV certification, but also aboutTÜV SÜDs entire service portfolio in the field of photovoltaics. The host of services offered by theexpert service provider targets manufacturers, investors, importers and installers. Also included in theservice range is the thresher test, which verifies the reliability of c-Si modules in operation. The testtakes a close look at failure mechanisms, power drop and degradation of reliability, thus permittingreliable assessments of the service life of PV modules to be made. TÜV SÜDs services also includeprofitability assessments, feasibility studies, site and environmental impact assessments, supplierevaluation, technical due diligence and production of maintenance plans and training offers.Further information about the service portfolio and the brochure "The Future is Sunny" are available atwww.tuev-sued.de/pvFor technical questions contact Andreas Faißt, TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH,Tel. +49 (0) 7 11 / 70 05 – 510, andreas.faisst@tuev-sued.de.Note for editorial staff: Caption: At the Intersolar 2012 in Munich, TÜV SÜD will present internationalservices for PV systems. The photo can be downloaded in printable resolution from the "Media photos"category www.tuev-sued.de/pressefotos.Media Relations:Dr Thomas Oberst Tel. +49 (0) 89 / 57 91 – 23 72TÜV SÜD AG Fax +49 (0) 89 / 57 91 – 22 69Corporate Communications Email thomas.oberst@tuev-sued.deWestendstraße 199, 80686 Munich Internet www.tuev-sued.de i TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH is a globally active organization testing, inspecting and certifying product safety,quality and usability. With approximately 1,700 employees, the organization offers expertise in all current product standardsand market requirements.TÜV SÜD is a leading international service organization catering to the strategic business segments INDUSTRY,MOBILITY and CERTIFICATION. Over 16,000 employees are represented at more than 600 locations throughout theworld. Optimizing technology, systems and know-how, the interdisciplinary specialist teams act as process partners tostrengthen their customers competitiveness.

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