TÜV Rheinland and CFV Solar Test Laboratory on Thursday announced the signing of an exclusive partnership agreement. The two companies agreed to cooperate and provide testing, inspection, and certification services for the North American market in the fields of solar PV components and solar PV power plants.
The agreement aims to provide services to a larger audience related to mainstream certification such as IEC 61215, IEC 61730, IEC 61853 and IEC 63209, but also customized testing to meet supply chain and bankability needs.
The cooperation will offer a wide range of performance, safety, and reliability testing services for PV modules, PV components and power plants in North America.
This agreement was signed six months after the U.S. Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) decided to expand the scope for TÜV Rheinland’s testing laboratories to include solar related standards as a U.S. NRTL (Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory).
“This partnership with CFV Solar Test Laboratory will allow us to offer a wide range of customized services for our customers in North America, but also cover our customer needs all around the globe in North America”, stated Dr. Christos Monokroussos, Global Segment Coordinator for Solar at TÜV Rheinland.