TUV Rheinland and ASU Partner to Form Solar Testing and Certification Facility

New company expands ASU’s testing capabilities

TUV Rheinland Group, Newtown, Conn., has joined forces with Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, Ariz., to create TUV Rheinland PTL, a state-of-the-art facility for testing and certification of solar energy equipment. This unique collaboration — a private venture based in Tempe — combines the powerful reputation, technological sophistication, management expertise and international reach of TUV Rheinland with ASU’s more than 50 years of research on solar energy and extensive solar testing know-how.

ASU’s Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory (PTL), established in 1992, has long been the only lab in the United States accredited for photovoltaic design qualification and type approval.

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