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EN 61215:2005

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Crystalline silicon terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval
Superseded date

01-02-2017

Published date

25-05-2005

FOREWORD
1 Scope and object
2 Normative references
3 Sampling
4 Marking
5 Testing
6 Pass criteria
7 Major visual defects
8 Report
9 Modifications
10 Test procedures
   10.1 Visual inspection
   10.2 Maximum power determination
   10.3 Insulation test
   10.4 Measurement of temperature coefficients
   10.5 Measurement of nominal operating cell temperature
         (NOCT)
   10.6 Performance at STC and NOCT
   10.7 Performance at low irradiance
   10.8 Outdoor exposure test
   10.9 Hot-spot endurance test
   10.10 UV preconditioning test
   10.11 Thermal cycling test
   10.12 Humidity-freeze test
   10.13 Damp-heat test
   10.14 Robustness of terminations test
   10.15 Wet leakage current test
   10.16 Mechanical load test
   10.17 Hail test
   10.18 Bypass diode thermal test
Annex A (informative) Changes in this second edition with
         respect to the first edition of IEC 61215
Annex ZA (normative) Normative references to international
         publications with their corresponding European
         publications
Figures
Tables

Lays down 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 EN 60721-2-1. Determines the electrical and thermal characteristics of the module and shows, as far as possible, that the module is capable of withstanding prolonged exposure in certain climates.

Committee
CLC/TC 82
DocumentType
Standard
PublisherName
European Committee for Standards - Electrical
Status
Superseded
SupersededBy

Standards Relationship
CEI EN 61215 : 2006 Identical
IEC 61215:2005 Identical
VDE 0126-31 : 2006 Identical
I.S. EN 61215:2005 Identical
DIN EN 61215 : 2006 Identical
BS EN 61215:2005 Identical
NF EN 61215 : 2005 Identical
NBN EN 61215 : 2005 Identical
SN EN 61215 : 2005 Identical
NEN 11215 : 1995 Identical
PN EN 61215 : 2005 Identical
NEN EN IEC 61215 : 2005 Identical
UNE-EN 61215:2006 Identical

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EN 50583-1:2016 Photovoltaics in buildings - Part 1: BIPV modules
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EN 61646:2008 THIN-FILM TERRESTRIAL PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULES - DESIGN QUALIFICATION AND TYPE APPROVAL
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EN 60904-8:2014 Photovoltaic devices - Part 8: Measurement of spectral responsivity of a photovoltaic (PV) device

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IEC 60904-1:2006 Photovoltaic devices - Part 1: Measurement of photovoltaic current-voltage characteristics
IEC 60904-10:2009 Photovoltaic devices - Part 10: Methods of linearity measurement
IEC 60068-1:2013 Environmental testing - Part 1: General and guidance
IEC 60904-9:2007 Photovoltaic devices - Part 9: Solar simulator performance requirements
IEC 60904-6:1994 Photovoltaic devices - Part 6: Requirements for reference solar modules
IEC 60068-2-21:2006 Environmental testing - Part 2-21: Tests - Test U: Robustness of terminations and integral mounting devices
EN 60068-1:2014 Environmental testing - Part 1: General and guidance
EN 60904-6:1994/A1:1998 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES - PART 6: REQUIREMENTS FOR REFERENCE SOLAR MODULES
IEC 60904-3 : 3.0 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES - PART 3: MEASUREMENT PRINCIPLES FOR TERRESTRIAL PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SOLAR DEVICES WITH REFERENCE SPECTRAL IRRADIANCE DATA
HD 478.2.1 : 200S1 CLASSIFICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS - ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS APPEARING IN NATURE - TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY
EN 60904-1:2006 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES - PART 1: MEASUREMENT OF PHOTOVOLTAIC CURRENT-VOLTAGE CHARACTERISTICS
IEC 60904-2:2015 RLV Photovoltaic devices - Part 2: Requirements for photovoltaic reference devices
IEC 60410:1973 Sampling plans and procedures for inspection by attributes
IEC 60721-2-1:2013 Classification of environmental conditions - Part 2-1: Environmental conditions appearing in nature - Temperature and humidity
EN 60904-7:2009 Photovoltaic devices - Part 7: Computation of the spectral mismatch correction for measurements of photovoltaic devices
IEC 60904-7:2008 Photovoltaic devices - Part 7: Computation of the spectral mismatch correction for measurements of photovoltaic devices
EN 60068-2-21:2006 Environmental testing - Part 2-21: Tests - Test U: Robustness of terminations and integral mounting devices
IEC 60904-3:2016 Photovoltaic devices - Part 3: Measurement principles for terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) solar devices with reference spectral irradiance data
EN 60068-2-78:2013 Environmental testing - Part 2-78: Tests - Test Cab: Damp heat, steady state
EN 60891:2010 Photovoltaic devices - Procedures for temperature and irradiance corrections to measured I-V characteristics
EN 60904-10:2010 Photovoltaic devices - Part 10: Methods of linearity measurement
IEC 60904-2 : 3.0EN+(REDLINE+VERSION) PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES - PART 2: REQUIREMENTS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC REFERENCE DEVICES
IEC 60891:2009 Photovoltaic devices - Procedures for temperature and irradiance corrections to measured I-V characteristics

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