SPI 2014 - TUV Rheinland to Hold Educational Events in October in Conjunction With SPI

While at Solar Power International, Join TUV Rheinland PTL to Discuss Present & Future of PV Module Standards

Tempe, Ariz., September 8, 2014 – TÜV Rheinland PTL will hold three educational events in conjunction with the Solar Power International (SPI) taking place in the Las Vegas Convention Center from October 20-23. Two of TÜV Rheinland's own events – the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Working Group meeting and a seminar on the latest news in solar component and storage system requirements – will take place on Sunday, October 19, in Las Vegas Marriott Hotel, just a short walk from the Las Vegas Convention Center. TÜV Rheinland will also have a poster presentation during the SPI on Wednesday, October 22.

The ANSI Working Group Meeting

TÜV Rheinland PTL, a Standards Developing Organization (SDO) for the ANSI, is convening a meeting of members and contributors to discuss the following standards under development:

· TUV-R 71732-01:20XX: Qualification Plus Testing for Photovoltaic (PV) Modules – Test and Sampling Requirements.

· TUV-R 71733-01:20XX: Quality Management System (QMS) Requirements for PV Manufacturing.

· TUV-R 71830:20XX: Microinverters and Microconverters – Design Qualification and Type Approval.

· TUV-R 71731-01:20XX: Simulated Sand and Dust Tests of PV Modules: Part 1 – Soiling Testing for Superstrates.

The meeting will take place on Sunday, October 19, from 2 – 5 p.m. in Las Vegas Marriott, 325 Convention Center Drive. To register, visit http://education.tuv.com/solar-ansi-advisory-0.

A Complimentary Seminar and Refreshments

Manufacturers and retailers of PV modules, module components, batteries, and inverters are invited to join TÜV Rheinland for a free seminar on regulatory requirements for PV components, connectors and energy storage solutions. It will take place on Sunday, October 19, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. in Las Vegas Marriott, 325 Convention Center Drive. To register, visit http://education.tuv.com/battery-storage-systems-seminar?&t=67477.

A Poster Presentation on Qualification Plus Testing & QMS for PV-Specific Manufacturing

At the SPI, attendees can learn about the benefits of Qualification Plus module testing and QMS for PV-specific manufacturing during a poster presentation by Dr. Govindasamy Tamizhmani, TÜV Rheinland PTL President, on Wednesday, October 22, from 4:30-6 p.m., at booth #5100 in the Upper Level Exhibit Hall.

The SPI attendees are also invited to stop by TÜV Rheinland PTL's booth #2224 during the show to meet with the company experts and learn more about the solar industry's current regulations and standards under development. For more information about TÜV Rheinland PTL, visit www.tuv.com/us/ptl.

About TÜV Rheinland

Founded in 1872, TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent testing, inspection, and certification services, ensuring quality and safety for people, the environment and technology in nearly all aspects of life. The company maintains a presence in 500 locations spanning 66 countries, employs 18,000 people and has an annual revenue of $2.2 billion (€1.6 billion). TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, oversees projects and helps to shape processes for a wide variety of companies through its worldwide network of approved labs, testing facilities and education centers. Since 2006, the company has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption. For more information, visit www.tuv.com/us.

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