Measurement procedures for materials used in photovoltaic modules – Part 2: Polymeric materials – Frontsheets and backsheets
|Publication Date:||1 August 2017|
|ICS Code (Solar energy engineering):||27.160|
This part of IEC 62788 defines test methods and datasheet reporting requirements for safety and performance related properties (mechanical, electrical, thermal, optical and chemical) of non-rigid polymeric materials intended for use in terrestrial photovoltaic modules as polymeric frontsheets and backsheets.
The test methods in this document define how to characterize backsheet and frontsheet materials and their components in a manner representative of how they will be used in the module, which eventually includes combination with other matched components such as encapsulant or adhesives. The methods described in this document support the safety and performance related tests defined on PV module level as defined in the series IEC 61730 and IEC 61215.
This document also defines test methods for assessment of inherent material characteristics of polymeric backsheets and frontsheets or their components, which may be required in datasheet reporting or may be useful in the context of product development or design of PV modules.
Rigid polymeric sheet materials (also providing mechanical support) may require further consideration.