TÜV Rheinland - Yeungnam University photovoltaic testing laboratory, designated as a KS certification performance testing agency for crystalline silicon and thin film PV modules
TÜV Rheinland recently announced that Yeungnam University Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory has been designated as a KS (Korean Industrial Standards) certification performance testing agency for crystalline silicon PV module (KS C 8561) and thin film PV module (KS C 8562) from Korea Energy Agency (New & Renewable Energy center).
The Korea Energy Agency is a government agency responsible for the implementation of energy efficiency, new & renewable energy deployment and climate change mitigation policies and measures. As a co-operating Organization of Standards Development, New & Renewable Energy center of KEA develops national standards - KS certification for 16 renewable energy products such as PV modules, solar collectors, water heaters, wind turbines, etc.
TÜV Rheinland- YeungNam University Photovoltaic Testing Center, established in 2012, is the laboratory that can provide testing and certification services according to national and international standards such as Korean KS, IEC 61215, IEC 61646 and IEC 61730 in Korea, and it has been also recognized as KOLAS(ILAC MRA) and CBTL from the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
“Combined with existing capacities, TÜV Rheinland- YeungNam University Photovoltaic Testing Center is now able to provide more comprehensive one-stop local testing services to our customers with savings in logistics cost and lead time in Korea.“ stated Carsten Lienemann, Representative Director & CEO of TÜV Rheinland Korea.
“TÜV Rheinland- YeungNam University Photovoltaic Testing Center is designated as a KS certification performance testing agency for domestic PV industry, with regard to certification testing technology and analytical methods for PV modules, Now we gained a foothold in the same position with international advanced certification testing institutes in Korea.“ said SooBong Lim, PV manager of TÜV Rheinland Korea.
TÜV Rheinland is one of the world’s leading testing service providers for the solar industry. The company first started laboratory-scale technical testing of solar components back in 1995. TÜV Rheinland’s network of experts for the solar industry now comprises 250 specialists in six laboratories worldwide: Bangalore (India), Cologne (Germany), Gyeongsan (Korea) Shanghai (China), Taichung (Taiwan), Tempe (USA). The specialists not only test modules and components, but also develop new test methods, collaborate on R&D projects for the use of solar energy and assist customers worldwide with the construction of solar power plants.