TUV Rheinland Expands in India with a €2.5 Million Solar PV Testing Facility


TUV Rheinland India has expanded its footprint in India with the opening of a €2.5 million (~₹192.6 million) facility in Bangalore to test Solar PV and other technologies. The company is a subsidiary of TUV Rheinland Group, a training, inspection, consulting, and certification company based in Germany.

The new, purpose-built facility is spread over 14,000 square meters and makes TUV Rheinland India the first international testing, training, inspection, consulting, and certification organization operating in the country to house all of its laboratories under a single roof.

The facility has numerous laboratories, including a photovoltaic lab, a material testing lab, an electrical safety lab, a medical lab, a battery testing lab, and a soft line testing lab. The facility is also home to a wireless Internet of Things (IoT) testing laboratory, which conducts radiated and conducted signal measurements as well as wireless alliance certification.

TUV Rheinland India can accommodate products ranging from medical to photovoltaic, IT and audio‑video products, home automation, home and kitchen appliances, batteries for IT products, wireless devices, and automotive components.

The facility is designed to be compliant with a variety of national and international accreditations, including the International Electrotechnical Commission for Electrical Equipment’s (IECEE’s) CB Scheme. Key capabilities include X-ray equipment testing, vibration and shock testing, wet testing and energy efficiency testing. There is also a calibration lab to test Electromagnetic Interference and Electromagnetic Compatibility and measuring equipment. Additionally, TUV Rheinland has specialized set-ups to test medical equipment such as electrocardiograms (ECGs), defibrillators, baby warmers, incubators, ultrasound scanners, and photo therapy devices.

TUV Rheinland’s massive 10-meter anechoic electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) testing lab, the first of its kind in India, will remain at its existing location in a strategic proximity to the new facility.

“Since its inception, TUV Rheinland has been on a continuous growth path with a view to providing the latest and best global practices to our customers in India. The setting up of this extensive, brand new facility in Bangalore is more than a milestone for our company; it is yet another initiative designed to meet the growing demands of our customers,” said Dr. Michael Fübi, chief executive officer of TUV Rheinland Group.

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Saumy Prateek Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.