BACKGROUND: An application was received prior to the end of June 2017 from TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd. for REIB status.
As per IECRE 04 – “Rules of Procedure for the Certification of Photovoltaic Systems according to the IECRE-PV Schemes”, the PV-OMC needs to approve RECB and REIB acceptance.
Extracted from IECRE 04: 5.6 Initial Acceptance for Starting Operation of the System The initial list of approved REIBs and RECBs shall be established by a decision of the PV-OMC based on the compliance of the chapter 5.1 and 5.4.
To apply for this initial approval, REIBs and RECBs should complete a self-assessment & submit with completed application to the PV-OMC until the end of June 2017. The application shall be provided to IECRE Secretary.
All REIBs and RECBs must pass the 1st Peer Assessment by the end of 3rd year after their initial acceptance. Thereafter 5.1 through 5.4 will apply.
See the inspection body summary assessment report summary distributed separately as PV-OMC/125/IAR.
As per IEC CA 01 clause 12.2 item b), Member Bodies are provided 45 days to to vote on the approval of TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd.
ACTION: PV-OMC Member Bodies to consider the approval of TÜV Rheinland Japan Ltd. for REIB status. PV-OMC Member Bodies are requested to vote on the approval no later than 2018-01-19.
NOTE: USNC/IECRE ballots to be submitted within two weeks to allow for resolution of any comments prior to the IEC deadline.