VDE Module Manufacturers

VDE Quality Tested - Module Manufacturers

The VDE Quality Tested program for PV module manufacturers is an extended test program to ensure that production modules are of consistent quality and continue to meet product specifications. The program consists of an initial module capability evaluation which is based on the IEC 61215 design qualification standard with some extended test programs (such as longer Thermal Cycling and Damp Heat tests), and then follows up with quarterly tests of random production modules, that are subjected to a subset of stress and performance tests to ensure that on-going quality of modules is consistent. It also includes a more frequent manufacturing inspection and quality control program by VDE auditors.