BS EN 62108:2016 - Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules and assemblies. Design qualification and type approval

BS EN 62108:2016

Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules and assemblies. Design qualification and type approval

Status : Current   Published : January 2017



IEC 62108:2016 is available as

IEC 62108:2016 RLV

which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.

IEC 62108:2016 specifies the minimum requirements for the design qualification and type approval of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules and assemblies suitable for long-term operation in general open-air climates as defined in IEC 60721-2-1. The test sequence is partially based on that specified in IEC 61215-1. The object of this test standard is to determine the electrical, mechanical, and thermal characteristics of the CPV modules and assemblies and to show that the CPV modules and assemblies are capable of withstanding prolonged exposure in climates described in the scope. This new edition includes the following main technical changes with regard to the previous one:

a) changes in outdoor exposure from 1000 h to 500 h;

b) changes in current cycling during thermal cycling test;

c) added dust ingress test;

d) eliminated thermal cycling associated with damp heat test;

e) eliminated UV exposure test.

Standard NumberBS EN 62108:2016
TitleConcentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules and assemblies. Design qualification and type approval
Publication Date31 January 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 60068-2-21:2006, IEC 60529, IEC 62670-1, IEC 60068-2-21:2006, EN 60529, EN 62670-1, ANSI/UL 1703:2002, EN 61215-2:2016, IEC 61215-2:2016
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 62108:2008
International RelationshipsEN 61029-2-8:2010,EN 62108:2016,IEC 62108:2016
Draft Superseded By08/30191327 DC
DescriptorsSolar cells, Solar power, Design, Solar-powered devices, Environmental testing, Acceptance (approval), Solar energy electric power stations, Qualification approval, Type approval, Photovoltaic cells
Title in FrenchModules et ensembles photovoltaïques à concentration. Qualification de la conception et homologation
Title in GermanKonzentrator-Photovoltaik(CPV)-Module und -Anordnungen. Bauarteignung und Bauartzulassung
ISBN978 0 580 89554 8
File Size3.233 MB

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