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CENELEC - EN 61215-2

Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval - Part 2: Test procedures

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Organization: CENELEC
Publication Date: 1 February 2017
Status: inactive
Page Count: 54
ICS Code (Solar energy engineering): 27.160
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Scope and object 

This International Standard series 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 part of IEC 61215 is intended to apply to all terrestrial flat plate module materials such as crystalline silicon module types as well as thin-film modules.

This standard 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 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 general open-air climates. The actual lifetime expectancy of modules so qualified will depend on their design, their environment and the conditions under which they are operated.

Document History

April 1, 2021
Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval - Part 2: Test procedures
This document lays down requirements for the design qualification of terrestrial photovoltaic modules suitable for long-term operation in open-air climates. The useful service life of modules so...
EN 61215-2
February 1, 2017
Terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval - Part 2: Test procedures
Scope and object  This International Standard series lays down IEC requirements for the design qualification and type approval of terrestrial photovoltaic modules suitable for long-term operation in...

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