Learn more about how TÜV SÜD can help to enhance the safety and reliability of your renewable energy storage system (RESS) and alternative energy storage system (ESS).
Recent evaluations of market trends show that the demand for renewable energy storage systems (RESS) and alternative energy storage system (ESS) solutions is rising. Owners of renewable energy sources in established solar markets that had previously benefited from feeding electricity back to the grid now find themselves facing reduced profits due to cuts in feed-in tariffs. Instead, these owners are increasingly looking for ways to temporarily store their own generated electricity and use it on demand.
Although RESS and ESS technologies represent an important next step on the road to energy self-sufficiency, these devices still lack harmonised standards and represent a huge potential safety risk for owners and operators. Some of the individual components or elements of RESS and PV inverters might be tested and certified to specific standards, but the device as a whole might not be. To ensure that the entire device with all safety-relevant features is reliable and safe, it is necessary to verify all actual functions and components (batteries, controller, inverter/converter, gird connection) as one system.
TÜV SÜD is the first third party service provider to offer a comprehensive test and certification scheme aimed at the safety and reliability of RESS and ESS. Battery tests, grid compliance and all specific electrical tests, abnormal operation tests, mechanical tests, material tests and environmental stress tests are just a few of the tests that are relevant to the design and function of RESS and ESS.
The new testing and certification scheme focuses on the device key element testing crucial to possible safety and reliability implications. The TÜV SÜD service is intended to minimise potential reliability and safety risks, improve product quality and provide sufficient solutions to manufacturers and end-users.