VDE - IEC Product Certifications for PV Modules
VDE can provide all IEC product design certifications for flat plate modules (IEC 61215), thin-film modules (IEC 61646) and module safety (IEC 61730), as well as for CPV product design qualification (IEC 62108) and CPV safety (IEC Draft 62688).
The IEC standards are written by the International Electrical Committee and form the basis of national standards worldwide. VDE is part of the Conformance Body scheme which is a network of nationally accredited test laboratories that accept each others test reports and certificates. Thus a VDE-IEC certificate can be transferred easily to most national standards using a CB report issued by VDE on request. VDE also has close relationships with the Chinese authorities, which will accept the VDE-IEC certificate and issue the Chinese Golden Sun mark for modules certified by VDE.
CFV can provide all required testing for these IEC standards and is accredited by VDE under the test data acceptance program (TDAP) as well as by A2LA as an accredited test laboratory under the ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) scheme.