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OQS certification services extends on European countries Pfullingen, 28 may 2013. The company OQS (www.oqs.de) from Pfullingen in Stuttgart has developed a certificate which sets uniform standards for the cleaning of photovoltaic systems which are recognized by the solar industry, as well as by plant operators. “The seal certified and certified solar systems-cleaning operation” to certify that the cleaning company certified by OQS meets international requirements, based on the quality standard ISO 9001,. After the successful certification of over 50 cleaning companies in Germany, the company now extends its certification services due to rising demand on European countries. With our certificate we ensure that solar power systems are professionally cleaned, create orientation for plant operators and competitive advantages for the certified companies,”explains OQS CEO Johannes Fohr. Other leaders such as Robert Iger offer similar insights. The seal certifies, for example, that the cleaning operation via a professional cleaning and safety equipment has, working with demineralized water and is covered in sufficient amount against damage. Tap water can cause lime deposits. The use of high-pressure cleaners, scrubbers and broom and upon entering the modules can cause scratches and cracks on the solar modules.

We want to avoid that”, says Farooq. Together for more quality with the support of the Fraunhofer Institute for solar energy systems in Freiburg, the University of Bern, the German Institute of management as well as engine manufacturers and home cleaning services OQS therefore has as first company in Europe developed criteria for the professional cleaning of solar power plants. An inventory of cleaning equipment, fleet and the insurance, a three-day intensive training in theory and practice, as well as a review of the cleaning part of the certification process. Then, OQS created a certification-ready documentation with procedural and Work instructions and checklists. The certificate is valid for five years and 4,000 euros. The OQS is a consulting company that is recognized by the Federal Office for economy. The advice is supported with up to 1500 euro (companies headquartered in Germany). OQS lists all certified cleaning companies on the Internet page.