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".