BS EN 61215-1:2016 - Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules. Design qualification and type approval. Test requirements

BS EN 61215-1:2016

Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules. Design qualification and type approval. Test requirements

Status : Current   Published : January 2017



IEC 61215-1:2016 lays down requirements for the design qualification and type approval of terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules suitable for long-term operation in general open-air climates, as defined in IEC 60721-2-1. 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. The objective of this test sequence is to determine the electrical and thermal characteristics of the module and to show, as far as possible within reasonable constraints of cost and time, that the module is capable of withstanding prolonged exposure in climates described in the scope. This edition of IEC 61215-1 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the second edition of IEC 61215:2005: new standard series structure consistent with other IEC standards: Part 1 lists general requirements, Part 1-x specifics for each PV technology and Part 2 defines testing. All tests defined in Part 2 are MQTs (module quality tests).

Standard NumberBS EN 61215-1:2016
TitleTerrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules. Design qualification and type approval. Test requirements
Publication Date31 January 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)IEC 60904-10, IEC 61215-2, IEC 60904-3, TS 61836, TS 62915, IEC 60904-1, IEC 61853-1, EN 60904-1, IEC 61853-2, EN 61215-2, GUM:1995, EN 61853-1, IEC 60050, IEC 61730-2, IEC 17025, EN 60269-6, EN 61730-2, EN 60904-10, EN 60891, IEC 60269-6, EN 60904-3, IEC 60891, ISO/IEC Guide 98-3:2008
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 61215:2005
International RelationshipsEN 61215-1 (IEC 61215-1:2016),IEC 61215-1:2016
Amended ByCorrigendum, August 2018; Corrigendum, July 2017
DescriptorsEndurance testing, Performance testing, Design, Damp-heat tests, Silicon, Mechanical testing, Photovoltaic cells, Thermal-cycling tests, Type testing, Crystals, Approval testing, Electric cells, Marking
Title in FrenchModules photovoltaïques (PV) pour applications terrestres. Qualification de la conception et homologation Exigences d'essai
Title in GermanTerrestrische Photovoltaik-(PV-)Module. Bauarteignung und Bauartzulassung Prüfanforderungen
ISBN978 0 539 01648 2
File Size0.9941 MB

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