CEN - PREN 12975-1
Thermal solar systems and components Thermal solar systems and components - Solar collectors - Part 1: General requirements
|Publication Date:||1 July 2011|
|ICS Code (Solar energy engineering):||27.160|
This European Standard specifies requirements on durability (including mechanical strength), reliability and safety for fluid heating solar collectors. It also includes provisions for evaluation of conformity to these requirements.
It is not applicable to those collectors, in which the thermal storage unit is an integral part of the collector to such an extent, that the collection process cannot be separated from the storage process for the purpose of making measurements of these two processes.
It is also applicable to thermal-electrical hybrid collectors,
so called PVT collectors; however it does not cover electrical
safety or other specific properties related to the PV part of these
For collectors the national and European Guidelines for Structural Planning and overhead glazing are not valid. Therefore this standard should be applied for the design of the static of the collector.