BS EN 61730-1:2007+A11:2014 - Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification. Requirements for construction

BS EN 61730-1:2007+A11:2014

Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification. Requirements for construction

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : April 2012 Replaced By : BS EN IEC 61730-1:2018
Conformity to regulation : Designated

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This part of EN 61730 describes the fundamental construction requirements for photovoltaic (PV) modules in order to provide safe electrical and mechanical operation during their expected lifetime. Specific topics are provided to assess the prevention of electrical shock, fire hazards, and personal injury due to mechanical and environmental stresses. This part of EN 61730pertains to the particular requirements of construction. EN 61730‑2 outlines the requirements of testing.

This standard attempts to define the basic requirements for various application classes of PV modules, but it cannot be considered to encompass all national or regional building codes. The specific requirements for marine and vehicle applications are not covered. This standard is not applicable to modules with integrated AC inverters (AC modules).

This standard is designed so that its test sequence can coordinate with those of IEC 61215 or IEC 61646, so that a single set of samples may be used to perform both the safety and performance evaluation of a photovoltaic module design.

The object of this document is to provide basic guidance in certifying the fundamental construction of photovoltaic modules presented for safety approval by testing under EN 61730‑2. These requirements are intended to minimise the misapplication and misuse of modules or the breakdown of internal components which would result in fire, electric shock and personal injury. The standard defines the basic safety construction requirements and additional tests that are a function of the module end-use applications.

Component requirements are intended to provide evidence of performance of that component appropriate to its application in the module construction and environment.


The additional construction requirements outlined in relevant ISO standards, or the national or local codes which govern the installation and use of these modules in their intended locations, should be considered in addition to the requirements contained within this document.

Standard NumberBS EN 61730-1:2007+A11:2014
TitlePhotovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification. Requirements for construction
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 April 2012
Conformity to regulationDesignated
Withdrawn Date02 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 61730-2:2007, IEC 60216-5, IEC 61730-2:2004, ASTM E162-02a, IEC 61140:2001, IEC 60529, IEC 60695-1-1, EN ISO 4892, EN 60512-5-2:2002, EN 61646:1997, EN 60695-2-10, IEC 61721, EN 50548/A1, IEC 60695-11-10, IEC 60216-1, EN 60664-1:2003, EN 50548/A2, ISO 261, EN 50380:2003, BS EN IEC 60112:2020, IEC 60189-2, ISO 262, IEC 60112:2020, EN 60529:1991, ISO 4892, EN 60529:1991/Corrigendum 1:1993, IEC 60947-1, EN 60695-11-20, IEC 60417, EN 61215:2005, IEC 60695-2-10, EN 60695-11-10, EN 50521, IEC 60695-2-20, EN 50521/A1, EN 60364-5-51:2006, EN 60947-1:2004, IEC 60065, IEC 60512-5-2, EN 60947-1:2004/Corrigendum 1:2004, IEC 61646, EN 61140:2002, IEC 61215, IEC 60512-5-1, EN 60216-5:2003, EN 50548, EN 60695-1-1:2000, EN 60216-1:2001, ANSI Z97.1, IEC 60587, IEC 60364-5-51, EN 60587, EN 60065, IEC 60664-1, EN 60512-5-1:2002, IEC 60695-11-20, EN 60112:2003, ASTM D2303-97
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60364-1:1992, BS IEC 60189-1:2018, IEC 60189-1:2018, HD 384.1 S2, ISO 9773, HD 60364-1, IEC 60664-1, EN ISO 9773:1998, IEC 60947-1, IEC 60364-1:2005, IEC 62145, ISO 9772, EN 62145:2004, ANSI/UL 1439
Replaced ByBS EN IEC 61730-1:2018
International RelationshipsEN 61730-1:2007/A11:2014
Amended ByAmendment, January 2015; Amendment, August 2013
DescriptorsElectrical components, Equipment safety, Photoelectric cells, Electrical safety, Fire safety, Solar power, Electric shocks, Photoelectric devices, Photovoltaic cells, Classification systems, Qualification approval, Solar cells
Title in FrenchQualification pour la sûreté de fonctionnement des modules photovoltaïques (PV) Exigences pour la construction
Title in GermanPhotovoltaik (PV) -Module. Picherheitsqualifikation. Anforderungen an den Aufbau
ISBN978 0 580 86345 5
File Size1.844 MB

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