BS EN IEC 61730-1:2018 - Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification. Requirements for construction

BS EN IEC 61730-1:2018

Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification. Requirements for construction

Status : Current, Work in hand   Published : May 2018



This part of IEC 61730 specifies and describes the fundamental construction requirements for photovoltaic (PV) modules in order to provide safe electrical and mechanical operation. 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 IEC 61730 pertains to the particular requirements of construction. IEC 61730‑2 defines the requirements for testing.

This International Standard series lays down IEC requirements of terrestrial photovoltaic modules suitable for long-term operation in open-air climates. This standard is intended to apply to all terrestrial flat plate module materials such as crystalline silicon module types as well as thin-film modules.

PV modules covered by this standard are limited to a maximum DC system voltage of 1 500 V.

This International Standard defines the basic requirements for various applications of PV modules, but it cannot be considered to encompass all national or regional codes. Specific requirements, e.g. for building, marine and vehicle applications, are not covered.

This International Standard does not address specific requirements for products that combine a PV module with power conversion equipment, monitoring or control electronics, such as integrated inverters, converters or output disabling functions.

While parts of this standard may be applicable to flat plate PV modules with internally generated low level concentration below 3 times, it was not written specifically to address these concerns.

This International Standard is designed to coordinate with the test sequences in the IEC 61215 series, so that a single set of samples may be used to perform both the safety and qualification of a photovoltaic module design.

The object of this International Standard is to define the requirements for the construction of photovoltaic modules with respect to safety. These requirements are intended to minimize the misapplication and misuse of PV modules or the failure of their components which could result in fire, electric shock and personal injury.

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

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 61730-1:2018
TitlePhotovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification. Requirements for construction
StatusCurrent, Work in hand
Publication Date02 May 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60904-3, IEC 60529, EN 61730-2:2018, IEC 61730-2, EN 60112, ISO 1456, IEC 62852, EN 61032:1998, UL 746B:2013, IEC 62716, ISO 1461, IEC 60112, IEC 60417, TS 61836, IEC 60695-10-2, IEC 61215, EN 61215, IEC 60216-1, IEC 60364-7-712, TS 62915:2018, ISO 2081, IEC 60695-11-10, IEC 60216-5, IEC 61140, IEC 62788-1-2, IEC 60216-2, IEC 60269-6, IEC 62790, IEC 60050, IEC 61701, EN 60216-1:2013, EN 61558-1:2005/corrigendum Aug. 2006, EN 60950-1:2006/A12:2011, EN ISO 1461:2009, IEC 60243-2:2013, EN 61701:2012, EN 60950-1:2006/A2:2013, EN 60269-6:2011, EN 60950-1:2006, EN ISO 2081:2018, CLC/TS 61836:2009, EN 50618:2014, EN 60950-1:2006/AC:2011, EN 61140:2016, EN 60950-1 Amd 11 (03/09) (IEC AS), EN 60664-1:2007, IEC 60243-1:2013, EN 60695-10-2:2014, HD 60364-7-712:2016, EN 62852:2015, IEC 60664-1, EN 60664-3:2003, EN 60216-5:2008, IEC 62548:2016, IEC 61032:1997, IEC TR 60664-2-1:2011, EN 62790:2015, IEC 60950-1:2005, EN 60243-2:2014, ISO 2093:1986, EN 60529:1991, IEC 61558-1:2005, EN 62788-1-2:2016, EN 60243-1:2013, EN ISO 1456:2009, EN 60216-2:2005, IEC 60664-3:2003, EN 60904-3:2016, E
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 61730-1:2007+A11:2014
International RelationshipsEN IEC 61730-1:2018/AC:2018-06,IEC 61730-1:2016
Amended ByCorrigendum, June 2018
DescriptorsSolar cells, Equipment safety, Photovoltaic cells, Photoelectric cells, Electric shocks, Solar power, Electrical components, Classification systems, Photoelectric devices, Fire safety, Electrical safety, Qualification approval
Title in FrenchQualification pour la sûreté de fonctionnement des modules photovoltaïques (PV) Exigences pour la construction
Title in GermanPhotovoltaik (PV) Module. Sicherheitsqualifikation Anforderungen an den Aufbau
ISBN978 0 539 01178 4
File Size1.63 MB

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