ASTM International - ASTM E1036-02
Standard Test Methods for Electrical Performance of Nonconcentrator Terrestrial Photovoltaic Modules and Arrays Using Reference Cells
|Publication Date:||10 October 2002|
|ICS Code (Solar energy engineering):||27.160|
1.1 These test methods cover the electrical performance of photovoltaic modules and arrays under natural or simulated sunlight using a calibrated reference cell.
1.2 Measurements under a variety of conditions are allowed; results are reported under a select set of reporting conditions (RC) to facilitate comparison of results.
1.3 These test methods apply only to nonconcentrator terrestrial modules and arrays.
1.4 The performance parameters determined by these test methods apply only at the time of the test, and imply no past or future performance level.
1.5 There is no similar or equivalent ISO standard.
1.6 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.