BS EN IEC 61701:2020 - Photovoltaic (PV) modules. Salt mist corrosion testing
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BS EN IEC 61701:2020

Photovoltaic (PV) modules. Salt mist corrosion testing

Status : Current   Published : August 2020



IEC 61701:2020 describes test sequences useful to determine the resistance of different PV modules to corrosion from salt mist containing Cl (NaCl, MgCl2, etc.). All tests included in the sequences are fully described in IEC 61215?2, IEC 62108, IEC 61730?2 and IEC 60068?2?52. The bypass diode functionality test in this document is modified from its description in IEC 61215?2. They are combined in this document to provide means to evaluate possible faults caused in PV modules when operating under wet atmospheres having high concentration of dissolved salt (NaCl). Depending on the specific nature of the surrounding atmosphere to which the module is exposed in real operation several testing methods can be applied, as defined in IEC 60068?2?52. Guidance for determining the applicability of this document and selecting an appropriate method is provided in Annex A. This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition issued in 2011. The main technical changes with respect to the previous edition are as follows: - The scope has been updated to better reflect the applicability of the Standard - Test methods and requirements have been condensed and aligned with the new editions of IEC 61215-1, IEC 61215-2, and IEC 61730-2. References to crystalline silicon versus thin film technologies have been eliminated. The old Figure 2 on the thin film test sequence has been eliminated. - The salt mist test references have been updated to harmonize with changes to IEC 60068?2?52. - A normative annex has been added to provide guidance on which of the test methods in IEC 60068-2-52 are applicable to different applications. This includes references to new test methods in the latest edition of IEC 60068-2-52.

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 61701:2020
TitlePhotovoltaic (PV) modules. Salt mist corrosion testing
Publication Date12 August 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 9223, IEC 62108, EN ISO 9223, IEC 60068-2-52, IEC TS 61836, IEC 61215-1, EN ISO 9227, EN IEC 61730-2, IEC 61730-2, ISO 9227, IEC 61215-2, EN IEC 60068-2-52
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 61701:2012
International RelationshipsEN IEC 61701:2020,IEC 61701:2020
Draft Superseded By18/30363016 DC
DescriptorsSurface treatment, Coatings, Photovoltaic cells, Photoelectric cells, Photoelectric devices, Test equipment, Quality assurance, Testing conditions, Test specimens, Compatibility, Homogeneity, Solar cells, Salt-spray tests, Corrosion tests
Title in FrenchModules photovoltaïques (PV). Essai de corrosion au brouillard salin
Title in GermanPhotovoltaik (PV-)Module. Salznebel-Korrosionsprüfung
ISBN978 0 580 99110 3
File Size1.07 MB

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