Tempe AZ — September 21, 2011 —TÜV Rheinland® has partnered with China General Certification Center (CGC) to provide testing and certification services for solar product manufacturers seeking to gain access to the Chinese market.

The arrangement with CGC includes agreements made with TÜV Rheinland PTL, TÜV Rheinland Shanghai, TÜV Rheinland Taiwan and TÜV Rheinland Cologne, four individual operating units of TÜV Rheinland Group. The units are part of the world’s largest solar energy testing and certification provider.

“We are pleased about our partnership with TÜV Rheinland, as their worldwide presence and substantial technical capabilities will benefit Chinese manufacturers looking to sell overseas as well as Chinese energy providers seeking to improve their power generation capabilities,” said Wan Lin, CGC’s Vice Director. “The goal of the CGC is to become internationally respected as expert certification providers in the Greater China market for the renewable energy industry. We feel that our partnership with TÜV Rheinland is a great step in that direction.”

“This is an important partnership for TÜV Rheinland as it further expands our the global market access we provide manufacturers while simultaneously adding sustainability and quality to the expanding Chinese markets for both the import and export of solar energy technologies and products,” said Richard Bozicevich, Vice President of Business Development for TÜV Rheinland PTL. “Through this partnership we will now be able to add Golden Sun certification services to the portfolio of products we can offer solar product manufacturers.”

The formal announcement of these agreements is being made at the Second Annual US-China Renewable Industries Forum being held this week in Washington, D.C.