VdS-Schadenverhuetung Brandschutz


Experts for Photovoltaic Systems

Around 300 km² of PV surface area in Germany - with an upward trend. Every installation deficiency means considerable yield losses, a reduced service life and critical fire hazard.

With the VdS-approved seal of quality you can see immediately: approved PV experts offer all relevant mechanical, electrical and system-related skills for the optimal planning, installation and maintenance of your systems.

In addition, they can reliably carry out the necessary acceptance tests and prepare expert reports - all from a single source, saving both costs and effort.

In short: PV systems for which they are responsible run profitably and safely. The approved experts are performance optimisers who ensure more profit for existing and planned plants.

Make it easy on yourself:

Minimise risks + effort. Optimise efficiency. With certainty.


Rely on VdS-approval - the most important proof of quality in the security market.


  • Both in theory and practice, the experts can clearly prove their competence to Europe's No. 1 for corporate security - from equipment to execution.

  • Hundreds of risk analysts in the companies of the German Insurance Association GDV (Gesamtverband der Deutschen Versicherungswirtschaft) find new sources of risk - what the VdS-approved professionals are told, including loss prevention tips.

  • The experts are always 100% independent.

  • Training, certification and assistance combine all our experience from over 110 years of loss prevention work.

All VdS-approved PV experts can be found here.


Access to the approval procedure is open to individuals who

  • qualify as qualified electricians in accordance with the requirements of VDE 1000-10,
  • can prove that they have at least 3 years' professional experience as a qualified electrician,
  • are involved in the planning, installation and/or testing of photovoltaic systems as their main occupation or for the most part in their professional activities, and
  • have successfully completed a corresponding additional qualification (attendance of the qualification course) in accordance with the requirements of VdS 3174 (examination at the end of the above-mentioned course).


You will find the guidelines relevant for you with all details below under "Publications".