TÜV Rheinland PTL, LLC
Welcome to TÜV Rheinland Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory LLC. For over 20 years TÜV Rheinland PTL, LLC has been the leading provider of safety testing, performance testing, and market certification for the photovoltaic marketplace. Over the last two decades we have developed a top tier network of experienced professionals with expertise in energy related technologies. Our comprehensive service offerings can support each sector of the photovoltaic marketplace - from supply chain to investment and installation - from initial manufacturing to final product, our experts can help. At TÜV Rheinland PTL, LLC, we provide the local support, with global market access reach. Thank you for visiting our TÜV Rheinland PTL, LLC site and we look forward to serving your testing, performance, and certification needs in the future.
TÜV Rheinland PTL is a world-renowned facility for PV technology testing located in Tempe, Arizona, USA. TÜV Rheinland PTL is a partnership between the TÜVRheinland, a $1.5 billion USD provider of independent testing, assessment, and certification services for industry; and Arizona State University (ASU), one of the leading research and educational institutions in the USA. Locally, the ASU's photovoltaic have been providing testing services to the photovoltaic (solar) power marketplace since 1992.
We provide our clients with state of the art technology, global expertise, and the advanced testing solutions to ensure safety, reliability, and performance of solar power technologies. As a result, our clients can reach their ultimate goals: a quality product, a competitive edge, a faster time to market.
TÜV Rheinland PTL, is an ISO 17025 accredited facility by A2LA, the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation. We perform tests of many critical standards that are needed to bring your product to market, including IEC 61215, IEC 61646, IEC 61730, IEC 62108, ANSI/UL 1703, PowerMark, California Energy commission and many, many others…
The TÜV Rheinland PTL's mission is to bring technology, expertise and professionalism to the performance, safety, and reliability testing for the energy marketplace. We are reaching this goal through:
- Global industry expertise
- Involvement in USA and international standards development
- Partnership with valued clients
- Provision of world class testing facilities, staff, and services
- The largest extensive state of the art global network of laboratories
TÜV Rheinland Group delivers premier independent testing, assessment, and certification services to help companies gain access into global markets. Boasting an international network across six continents, the company’s in-country experts ease the path to compliance with cost-effective pricing and quick turnaround times. The $1.5 billion corporation is comprised of an international network of more than 12,500 employees in 62 countries and serves most industry sectors and markets worldwide.
Founded in 1872 and headquartered in Cologne, the Group’s mission and guiding principle is to achieve sustained development of safety and quality in order to meet the challenges arising from the interaction between man, technology and the environment.
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The employees of TÜVRheinland® are driven by the conviction that social and industrial development can only be achieved through technological progress and the safe deployment of technical innovations, products and facilities. To put it another way, TÜVRheinland believes that the concepts of growth and accountability are inextricably linked. For this reason, the company became a member of the United Nations Global Compact initiative in 2006.
One of the key attributes to the TÜV Rheinland PTL going forward is the relationship with Arizona State University (ASU). We see ourselves, in partnership with ASU as leaders in developing sustaining protocols and programs and research that help advance the alternative energy marketplace.
TÜV Rheinland PTL's Solar University is a key foundation in that effort. Please use the left navigation to review some of the interesting work already done and be sure to re-visit this site as we develop programs going forward.
TÜV Rheinland PTL has been promoting and educating the public about the prospect of alternative energies through its “Community Outreach and Public Educational Program”
It intends to expand these activities through workshops and seminars using the outreach databases of Arizona Energy Office. The purpose being to provide background information on photovoltaics and the current status of other demonstration projects on PV applications.
TÜV Rheinland PTL is part of the world's leading network for photovoltaic and renewable Technology testing. Our laboratories operate in over 60 countries with over 300 locations. We perform testing and certify product for all the major standards including the USA based safety requirements for photovoltaic systems. In addition we have capabilities and teams to support our clients' efforts from the early design of product testing up though the complete certification for product market access. Component and subsystems are also tested.
The TÜV Rheinland Group is a leading provider of technical services worldwide. Since our foundation in 1872, we have been developing safe and sustainable solutions for the challenges arising from the interaction between man, the environment and technology.
As an independent, neutral and professional organization, we are committed to working towards a future that can fulfil the needs of both mankind and the environment in the long term. In the ever changing markets in which we operate, our focus is on serving customers, achieving success and constantly enhancing our appeal to customers, partners and staff.