The Photovoltaic (PV) modules of AVANCIS GmbH, were tested by TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH according to the following standards:
IEC 61215-1:2016 Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval
Part 1: Test requirements
Part 1-4: Special requirements for testing of thin-film Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 based terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules
Part 2: Test procedures
IEC 61730-1:2016 Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification
Part 1: Requirements for construction
Part 2: Requirements for testing
The test procedure comprises two major aspects:
1) Sample testing:
The accredited laboratory of TÜV Rheinland runs product tests on selected test samples to verify that these samples fulfil the requirements of the relevant standards.
The testing includes among other features:
- UV-exposure test
- Damp-heat test
- Mechanical load test
- Hot-spot endurance test
- Cut susceptibility test
- Humidity-freeze test
- Module breakage test
2) Periodic inspection:
TÜV Rheinland experts perform periodic quality and production control at the manufacturing site(s) to ensure that all produced PV modules are manufactured with the same materials, using the same processes and at the same quality level as the laboratory tested samples.
Further information on the test criteria and procedures can be found under Certified Properties next to the test mark on this page.