Solar Testing Lab Opens in Shanghai
SHANGHAI, Sept. 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- DEKRA recently inaugurated a new testing center for renewable energy in Shanghai, China. With this step, the global expert organization is meeting the growing demand from the Chinese solar industry for high-quality testing and certification services.
The expert organization DEKRA has established its biggest and most state-of-the-art solar laboratory to date in Baoshan, Shanghai, with the aim of providing even greater support to the development of the solar industry. China is the world's largest manufacturer of solar modules and the industry is experiencing strong growth.
"DEKRA and its customers share a commitment to a safe and sustainable world. Sustainability and renewable energy are crucial factors in safeguarding our future on this planet," said Mike Walsh, head of DEKRA's APAC region and Executive Vice President of the DEKRA Group. "I'm proud that DEKRA has made this significant investment. The DEKRA Shanghai Renewable Energy Testing Center demonstrates our commitment to the future of our planet and our enhanced expertise in terms of solving the challenges we all face to ensure we do business sustainably."
"We are investing in leading testing infrastructure as well as talent, so that we can keep pace with the ever-growing requirements in the renewable energy industry. The new testing center demonstrates our commitment in this field, and we're delighted to be able to support the industry with these new resources. Thanks to our innovative and pioneering testing services, we can offer solutions to 80 percent of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic modules today," said Kilian Aviles, Senior Vice President of DEKRA's APAC region and Managing Director of DEKRA China, at the official opening ceremony.
The DEKRA Renewable Energy Testing Center covers some 2,600 square meters and provides leading global expertise in photovoltaic technology. The laboratory offers a broad and varied service portfolio covering testing and certification along the entire solar value chain: from raw materials to components and modules, right through to power plant operation and low-carbon certification.
DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for almost 100 years. Founded in 1925 in Berlin as Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein e.V., it is today one of the world's leading expert organizations. DEKRA SE is a subsidiary of DEKRA e.V. and manages the Group's operating business. In 2021, DEKRA generated sales totaling more than EUR 3.5 billion. The company currently employs almost 48,000 people in approximately 60 countries on all continents. With qualified and independent expert services, they work for safety on the road, at work and at home. These services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems, as well as training courses and temporary work. The vision for the company's 100th birthday in 2025 is that DEKRA will be the global partner for a safe, secure and sustainable world. With a platinum rating from EcoVadis, DEKRA is now in the top one percent of sustainable businesses ranked.