FLAT-PLATE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES AND PANELS
|Publication Date:||1 August 2001|
These requirements cover flat-plate photovoltaic modules and panels intended for installation on or integral with buildings, or to be free-standing (that is, not attached to buildings), in accordance with CSA C22.1, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations, Canadian Electrical Code, Part 1, and the National Building Code of Canada.
These requirements cover modules and panels intended for use in system with a maximum system voltage of 1000 V or less.
These requirements also cover components intended to provide electrical connection to and mounting facilities for flat-plate photovoltaic modules and panels.
These requirements do not cover:
A Equipment intended to accept the electrical output from the array, such as power conditioning units (inverters) and batteries;
B Any tracking mechanism;
C Cell assemblies intended to operate under concentrated sunlight;
D Optical concentrators; or
E Combination photovoltaic-thermal
A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different form those covered by requirements in this Document, and that involves a risk of fire or of electric shock or injury to persons shall be evaluated using appropriate additional component and end-product requirements to maintain the level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this Document. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflicts with specific requirements or provisions of this Document does not comply with this Document. Revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision, and implementation of this Document.