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Inspection for Solar Power Plant in Turkey

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Jan 18, 2017 6:00:00 PM
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In May 2016, one of the leading German solar power plant manufacturers, in cooperation with Turkish investors and an electric power company chose TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH as technical advisor and inspection body for the newly built 4.7 MW photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Isparta, Turkey. Several companies worked together on building the 8-hectare large system. The client turned to TÜV Rheinland for construction supervision and final acceptance technical inspection.

Basic facts

Client Leading German solar power plant manufacturer
Turkish electric power company
Timeframe May – July 2016
Project location Solarpark Turkey
Main services Technical consultation and inspection for photovoltaic (PV) power plant


Initial situation and requirements

The client, one of the leading German suppliers of large photovoltaic systems, has a number of solar projects in Germany and abroad in France, Japan and Turkey. We have provided consultation and inspection services for solar projects for them in the past. This most recent endeavor was the pioneering, multi-megawatt project in Isparta, Turkey.

Specialists from TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH carried out several necessary inspections. Our team conducted energy yield predictions, as well as specification checks of power measurements and quality assurance tests in our solar test center in Cologne, Germany.

Solutions, results

Construction supervision and final technical inspection are required for the safe installation and operation of photovoltaic solar systems. In the inspection process, we conducted a detailed evaluation of technical aspects of the photovoltaic solar systems and documented results to increase quality assurance and transparency on the project.

The cooperation between TÜV Rheinland and the client enabled our experts to preform quality management tests and ultimately confirm the fulfillment of technical and contractual requirements. The client has praised TÜV Rheinland as a first-class certified specialist for the maintenance of solar power systems. As a satisfied customer, they have called on us again for their inspection service needs

Based on over 30 years of experience in photovoltaics and our reputation for exceptional quality in third party testing, we were asked to inspect the solar panels sprawling 8 hectares of land in Turkey.

Benefits for the client

Our multi-disciplinary specialists assisted our client by providing:

  • Assurance that technical and contractual requirements were met
  • Independent review and reporting, which helped the client to reduce risk of lost revenue
  • Enhanced reliability of the PV plant through professional inspection
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Topics: energy, solar