Solar inverters pose interference and hacking risk in The Netherlands

 

  • The Netherlands National Inspectorate for Digital Infrastructure (RDI) published a report this week stating that most solar inverters in the country do not meet its EMC requirements.
  • Solar inverters in the Netherlands pose risks of interference and hacking, it warned.
  • Link to the report (in Dutch) HERE 

RDI’s investigation reveals non-compliance of inverters from nine manufacturers, posing risks of interference and hacking. While all inverters meet minimum cybersecurity standards, they could be easily hacked and used for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, said RDI.

Inverter manufacturers have a legal obligation to prevent the sale of disruptive products. Malfunctions related to electromagnetic compatibility have significantly increased in recent years, likely due to the growing number of PV installations, with 113 reports between 2020 and 2022, said RDI.

The Swedish Electrical Safety Agency conducted a similar investigation in 2021

Author: Emiliano Bellini

This article was originally published in pv magazine and is republished with permission.

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