TUV Rheinland Group, ASU Open Solar Testing Facility


TUV Rheinland Group and Arizona State University (ASU) have officially opened TUV Rheinland PTL LLC, a comprehensive facility for the testing and certification of solar energy equipment.

TUV Rheinland PTL, a new private venture, significantly upgrades the technology of the former ASU Photovoltaic Laboratory and moves the facility to a strategic location in Tempe, Ariz., close to both ASU and Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The 40,000 square-foot lab more than doubles its previous capacity.

Clients have access to full system testing for all photovoltaic system components, including inverters, grid-tied electronics, controllers, motion and tracking devices, and wireless control electronics. In addition, clients can receive technical direction and testing on standards for newly emerging technologies such as concentrating photovoltaic, concentrating solar power and building-integrated photovoltaic.

SOURCES: TUV Rheinland Group, ASU

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