SGS Germany tests and certifies components of photovoltaic systems at the SGS Solar Testhouse.

SGS has an extensive experience in third-party testing and certification of PV modules in accordance with internationally recognized standards, such as IEC 61701, IEC 62804, IEC 62716 or even to SGS’s own set of testing requirements.

Along with its already existing service portfolio of corrosion tests, including testing for salt mist and corrosive gasses, SGS Germany is now offering three new types of independent qualification tests to support PV modules’ product bankability. 

The new testing marks offered are:

  • Long Term Durability Tested – covering the investigation of the long term reliability of PV modules with the help of various types of weathering tests and extreme climate simulations.

  • Sand Resistant – PV modules qualification for various types of deserts and other extreme climates.

  • PID Resistant – testing of PV modules for potential-induced degradation.

About SGS Solar Testing Services

As global market leader, SGS Solar develops test methods, collaborates on research and development projects for the use of solar energy and monitors the construction of power plants for customers across the globe.

Through its testing, certification and inspection services, SGS is able to support both PV modules manufacturers and operators of solar module systems. The international accredited and well established SGS Solar Testhouse is fully equipped to offer crystalline and thin-film module testing and certification and can further help manufacturers in identifying the roots of module and cell failures. Through its global network, SGS offers solar module systems installation supervision and periodical inspection services. All SGS services are tailor-made to meet clients’ specific requirements.

For further information, please visit the SGS Solar Testing Services Page.


SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.