PD IEC TS 62738:2018 - Ground-mounted photovoltaic power plants. Design guidelines and recommendations

PD IEC TS 62738:2018

Ground-mounted photovoltaic power plants. Design guidelines and recommendations

Status : Current   Published : August 2018



IEC TS 62738:2018(E) sets out general guidelines and recommendations for the design and installation of ground-mounted photovoltaic (PV) power plants. A PV power plant is defined within this document as a grid-connected, ground-mounted system comprising multiple PV arrays and interconnected directly to a utility’s medium voltage or high voltage grid. Additional criteria is that PV power plants are restricted from access by non-qualified persons and are continuously monitored for safety and protection, either by on-site personnel or by active remote monitoring. Technical areas addressed are those that largely distinguish PV power plants from smaller, more conventional installations, including ground mounted array configurations, cable routing methods, cable selection, overcurrent protection strategies, equipotential bonding over large geographical areas, and equipment considerations. Safety and design requirements are referenced to the applicable requirements of IEC 62548 to address distinct differences relative to the design requirements for residential, commercial and other non-power plant applications.

Standard NumberPD IEC TS 62738:2018
TitleGround-mounted photovoltaic power plants. Design guidelines and recommendations
Publication Date22 August 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 61724-1, IEC 61238-1 (all parts), IEC 60137, IEC 60076-4, IEC 60076-1, IEC 60502-1, IEC 60228, IEC 60076-5, IEC 62109-1, IEC 60947-3:2008, IEC 60947-3:2008/AMD2:2015, IEC 62548:2016, IEC 60947-3:2008/AMD1:2012, IEC 61439-1, IEC 61427-2, IEC 60296, IEC 60085, IEC 60364-5-52, IEC 62271-102, IEC 62817, IEC 62446-1, IEC 62271-200, IEC 60183, IEC 62305-2, IEC 61643-32, IEC 60870-5-104, IEC 61936-1, IEC 60076-2, IEC 62109-2, EN 50539-11, IEC 62271-100, IEC 60364-5-54, IEC TS 61724-3, IEC TR 62271-300, IEC 62446-2, IEC 60255-21-3, IEC 61000-4-2, IEC 61439-2, IEC 62271-1, IEC TR 60890, IEC 61215-2, IEC 60076-3, IEC 60853 (all parts), IEC 62852, IEC 60076-7, IEC TS 62271-210, IEC 62271-103, IEC 60502-2, IEC TS 61724-2, IEC 61850 (all parts)
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 60038:2009, IEC 62930, ANSI/UL 4703, IEC 60059:1999, IEC 60364-4-41, IEC 61727, IEC 60364-5-57, IEC 62116, IEC 63027, IEC 60904 (all parts), IEC/IEEE PAS 63547, IEEE 693, IEEE C57.12.91-2011, IEC 62093, IEC 61683, IEEE C57.12.90-2010, IEEE C57.12.00-2010, EN 50539-11, IEC 61140, IEC 61730 (all parts), EN 50618, IEC 61427-2, IEC 63112, IEC 60364 (all parts), IEC 61643-12, IEEE C57.154-2012, IEC 61829, IEC 61201
International RelationshipsIEC TS 62738:2018
DescriptorsSolar energy electric power stations, Photovoltaic cells, Power plants (electric), Design, Power transformers
ISBN978 0 580 88259 3
File Size1.604 MB

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