BS EN 61215-1-4:2017 - Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules. Design qualification and type approval. Special requirements for testing of thin-film Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 based photovoltaic (PV) modules

BS EN 61215-1-4:2017

Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules. Design qualification and type approval. Special requirements for testing of thin-film Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 based photovoltaic (PV) modules

Status : Current   Published : July 2017

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This part of IEC 61215 lays down IEC requirements for the design qualification and type approval of terrestrial photovoltaic modules suitable for long-term operation in general open-air climates, as defined in IEC 60721‑2‑1. This document is intended to apply to all thin-film Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se) 2 based terrestrial flat plate modules. As such it addresses special requirements for testing of this technology supplementing IEC 61215‑1:2016 and IEC 61215‑2:2016 requirements for testing.

This document does not apply to modules used with concentrated sunlight although it may be utilized for low concentrator modules (1 to 3 suns). For low concentration modules, all tests are performed using the current, voltage and power levels expected at the design concentration.

The object 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. The actual lifetime expectancy of modules so qualified will depend on their design, their environment and the conditions under which they are operated.

This document defines PV technology dependent modifications to the testing procedures and requirements per IEC 61215‑1:2016 and IEC 61215‑2:2016.




Standard NumberBS EN 61215-1-4:2017
TitleTerrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules. Design qualification and type approval. Special requirements for testing of thin-film Cu(In,Ga)(S,Se)2 based photovoltaic (PV) modules
StatusCurrent
Publication Date13 July 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)No other standards are informatively referenced
ReplacesBS EN 61646:2008
International RelationshipsCLC/TS 61836:2009,EN 61215-1-4:2017,IEC 61215-1-4:2016
Amended ByCorrigendum, August 2018
DescriptorsCrystals, Mechanical testing, Damp-heat tests, Type testing, Marking, Design, Photovoltaic cells, Thermal-cycling tests, Electric cells, Silicon, Approval testing, Performance testing, Endurance testing
ICS27.160
Title in FrenchModules photovoltaïques (PV) pour applications terrestres. Qualification de la conception et homologation Exigences particulières d'essai des modules photovoltaïques (PV) au Cu(In,GA)(S,Se)2 à couches minces
Title in GermanTerrestrische kristalline Silizium-Photovoltaik-(PV)-Module. Bauarteignung und Bauartzulassung Besondere Anforderungen für Prüfungen von Photovoltaik-(PV)-Modulen aus Kupfer-Indium-Gallium-Selenid (CIGS) und Kupfer-Indium-Selenid (CIS)
CommitteeGEL/82
ISBN978 0 539 01648 2
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryYes
Pages14
File Size821 KB
Price£110.00


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