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HD 60364-7-712:2016

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The latest, up-to-date edition.

Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 7-712: Requirements for special installations or locations - Photovoltaic (PV) systems
Published date

08-04-2016

European foreword
Introduction
712 Photovoltaic systems (PV generator)
712.1 Scope
712.2 Normative references
712.3 Terms and definitions
712.4 Protection for safety
712.41 Protection against electric shock
712.410 Introduction
712.412 Protective measure: double or reinforced insulation
712.414 Protective measure: extra-low-voltage
        provided by SELV and PELV
712.42 Protection against thermal effects
712.421 Protection against fire caused by electrical equipment
712.43 Protection against overcurrent
712.431 Requirements according to the nature of the circuits
712.432 Nature of protective devices
712.433 Protection against overload current
712.434 Protection against short-circuit currents
712.44 Protection against voltage disturbances and
        electromagnetic disturbances
712.443 Protection against overvoltages of atmospheric
        origin or due to switching
712.5 Selection and erection of electrical equipment
712.51 Common rules
712.511 Compliance with standards
712.512 Operational conditions and external influences
712.513 Accessibility
712.514 Identification
712.52 Wiring systems
712.521 Types of wiring systems
712.523 Current-carrying capacities
712.525 Voltage drop in consumers installations
712.526 Electrical connections
712.53 Protection, isolation, switching, control and monitoring
712.531 Devices for fault protection by automatic
        disconnection of supply
712.532 Devices for protection against the risk of fire
712.533 Devices for protection against overcurrent
712.534 Devices for protection against overvoltages
712.537 Isolation and switching
712.54 Earthing arrangements and protective conductors
712.542 Earthing arrangements
712.6 Verification
Annex A (informative) - Example for a single or
        parallel connected multi-string PV array
Annex B (normative) - Calculation of
        U[OC MAX] and I[SC MAX]
Annex C (informative) - Examples for installation
        of SPDs for different cases
Annex D (normative) - Special national conditions
Bibliography

This section applies to the electrical installation of PV generator intended to supply all or part of an installation and feeding of electricity into the public grid or local distribution. In this section, the electrical equipment of a PV generator, like any other item of electrical equipment, is dealt with only so far as its selection and application in the installation is concerned.The electrical installation of a PV generator starts from a PV module or a set of PV modules connected in series with their cables, provided by the PV module manufacturer, up to the user installation or the utility supply point.Requirements of this document apply to–PV generators for supply to an installation which is not connected to a system for distribution of electricity to the public,–PV generators for supply to an installation in parallel with a system for distribution of electricity to the public,–PV generators for supply to an installation as an alternative to a system for distribution of electricity to the public,–appropriate combination of the above.Requirements for PV generators with batteries or other energy storage methods are under consideration.

DevelopmentNote
Supersedes EN 61173. (03/2014)
DocumentType
Standard
PublisherName
European Committee for Standards - Electrical
Status
Current
Supersedes

I.S. EN 61850-7-420:2009 COMMUNICATION NETWORKS AND SYSTEMS FOR POWER UTILITY AUTOMATION - PART 7-420: BASIC COMMUNICATION STRUCTURE - DISTRIBUTED ENERGY RESOURCES LOGICAL NODES
EN IEC 61730-1:2018/AC:2018-06 PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULE SAFETY QUALIFICATION - PART 1: REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION (IEC 61730-1:2016)
S.R. HD 60364-5-557:2013 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-557: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - AUXILIARY CIRCUITS
I.S. EN 50618:2014 ELECTRIC CABLES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
BS EN 50548 : 2011 JUNCTION BOXES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
I.S. EN IEC 61730-1:2018 PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULE SAFETY QUALIFICATION - PART 1: REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION
BS EN 61557-8:2015 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures Insulation monitoring devices for IT systems
BS 7671(2008) : 2018 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - IET WIRING REGULATIONS
EN 61850-7-420:2009 Communication networks and systems for power utility automation - Part 7-420: Basic communication structure - Distributed energy resources logical nodes
EN 62253 : 2011 PHOTOVOLTAIC PUMPING SYSTEMS - DESIGN QUALIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
EN 50583-2:2016 Photovoltaics in buildings - Part 2: BIPV systems
HD 60364-5-557:2013/A11:2016 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-557: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - AUXILIARY CIRCUITS
HD 60364-5-559:2012/A11:2017 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-559: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - LUMINAIRES AND LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS
EN 50548 : 2011 AMD 2 2014 JUNCTION BOXES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
BS EN 62446:2009 Grid connected photovoltaic systems. Minimum requirements for system documentation, commissioning tests and inspection
BS EN 50583-2:2016 Photovoltaics in buildings BIPV systems
NF EN 50521 : 2009 AMD 1 2012 CONNECTORS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
13/30284919 DC : 0 BS EN 50618 - ELECTRIC CABLES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
I.S. EN 62852:2015 CONNECTORS FOR DC-APPLICATION IN PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
I.S. EN 62446:2016 GRID CONNECTED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION, COMMISSIONING TESTS AND INSPECTION
I.S. EN 50548:2011 JUNCTION BOXES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
CEI EN 62124 : 2005 PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) STAND-ALONE SYSTEMS - DESIGN VERIFICATION
PREN 50618 : DRAFT 2013 ELECTRIC CABLES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS (BT(DE/NOT)258)
BS EN 62253:2011 Photovoltaic pumping systems. Design qualification and performance measurements
PD CLC/TS 50539-12:2013 Low-voltage surge protective devices. Surge protective devices for specific application including d.c. Selection and application principles. SPDs connected to photovoltaic installations
UNE-EN 50618:2015 Electric cables for photovoltaic systems
09/30214460 DC : 0 BS EN 50548 - JUNCTION BOXES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
BS EN 62790:2015 Junction boxes for photovoltaic modules. Safety requirements and tests
BS EN 50618:2014 Electric cables for photovoltaic systems (BT(DE/NOT)258)
UNE-EN 50583-2:2016 Photovoltaics in buildings - Part 2: BIPV systems
12/30266506 DC : 0 BS EN 50583 - PHOTOVOLTAICS IN BUILDINGS
S.R. HD 60364-5-551:2010 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-55: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - OTHER EQUIPMENT - CLAUSE 551: LOW-VOLTAGE GENERATING SETS
UNE-EN 62790:2015 Junction boxes for photovoltaic modules - Safety requirements and tests
UNE-EN 61557-8:2016 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 8: Insulation monitoring devices for IT systems
UNE-EN 50521:2010 Connectors for photovoltaic systems - Safety requirements and tests
EN 62790:2015 Junction boxes for photovoltaic modules - Safety requirements and tests
CLC/TS 50539-12:2013 Low-voltage surge protective devices - Surge protective devices for specific application including d.c. - Part 12: Selection and application principles - SPDs connected to photovoltaic installations
HD 60364-8-1:2015 Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 8-1: Energy efficiency
I.S. HD 60364-5-559:2012 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-559: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - LUMINAIRES AND LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS (IEC 60364-5-55:2011 (MOD))
I.S. EN 50583-2:2016 PHOTOVOLTAICS IN BUILDINGS - PART 2: BIPV SYSTEMS
PREN 50583 : DRAFT 2012 PHOTOVOLTAICS IN BUILDINGS
CEI CLC/TS 50539-12 : 2011 LOW-VOLTAGE SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICES - SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIFIC APPLICATION INCLUDING D.C. - PART 12: SELECTION AND APPLICATION PRINCIPLES - SPDS CONNECTED TO PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLATIONS
I.S. EN 50521:2008 CONNECTORS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
S.R. HD 60364-5-559:2012 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-559: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - LUMINAIRES AND LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS
S.R. HD 60364-8-1:2015 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 8-1: ENERGY EFFICIENCY
I.S. HD 60364-5-551:2010 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-55: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - OTHER EQUIPMENT - CLAUSE 551: LOW-VOLTAGE GENERATING SETS
EN 60269-6:2011 Low-voltage fuses - Part 6: Supplementary requirements for fuse-links for the protection of solar photovoltaic energy systems
UNE-EN 62253:2012 Photovoltaic pumping systems - Design qualification and performance measurements
EN 62852:2015 Connectors for DC-application in photovoltaic systems - Safety requirements and tests
BS EN 50521 : 2009 CONNECTORS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
08/30179116 DC : DRAFT MAR 2008 BS EN 50521 - CONNECTORS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
BS EN 62109-2:2011 Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems Particular requirements for inverters
BS EN 62124:2005 Photovoltaic (PV) stand-alone systems. Design verification
S.R. CLC/TS 50539-12:2013 LOW-VOLTAGE SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICES - SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIFIC APPLICATION INCLUDING D.C. - PART 12: SELECTION AND APPLICATION PRINCIPLES - SPDS CONNECTED TO PHOTOVOLTAIC INSTALLATIONS
DD CLC/TS 50539-12:2010 Low-voltage surge protective devices. Surge protective devices for specific application including d.c. Selection and application principles. SPDs connected to photovoltaic installations
BS EN 60269-6:2011 Low-voltage fuses Supplementary requirements for fuse-links for the protection of solar photovoltaic energy systems
BS EN 61850-7-420:2009 Communication networks and systems for power utility automation Basic communication structure. Distributed energy resources logical nodes
I.S. EN 62253:2011 PHOTOVOLTAIC PUMPING SYSTEMS - DESIGN QUALIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
UNE-EN 50548:2012 Junction boxes for photovoltaic modules
I.S. EN 62124:2005 PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) STAND-ALONE SYSTEMS - DESIGN VERIFICATION
PREN 50548 : DRAFT 2009 JUNCTION BOXES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
UNE-EN 62852:2015 Connectors for DC-application in photovoltaic systems - Safety requirements and tests
EN 50521:2008/A1:2012 CONNECTORS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
BS 7671(2008) : 2008 REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - IET WIRING REGULATIONS
EN 62109-2:2011 Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems - Part 2: Particular requirements for inverters
EN 62124:2005 Photovoltaic (PV) stand-alone systems - Design verification
EN 62446:2009 Grid connected photovoltaic systems – Minimum requirements for system documentation, commissioning tests and inspection
HD 60364-5-551:2010/A11:2016 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-55: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - OTHER EQUIPMENT - CLAUSE 551: LOW-VOLTAGE GENERATING SETS
EN 50618:2014 Electric cables for photovoltaic systems

EN 62262:2002 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts (IK code)
EN 60269-6:2011 Low-voltage fuses - Part 6: Supplementary requirements for fuse-links for the protection of solar photovoltaic energy systems
HD 60364-5-53:2015/A11:2017 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-53: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLGEAR
EN 60904-3:2016 Photovoltaic devices - Part 3: Measurement principles for terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) solar devices with reference spectral irradiance data
IEC 62423:2009 Type F and type B residual current operated circuit-breakers with and without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses
IEC 60269-6:2010 Low-voltage fuses - Part 6: Supplementary requirements for fuse-links for the protection of solar photovoltaic energy systems
HD 60364-4-443:2016 Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-44: Protection for safety - Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances - Clause 443: Protection against transient overvoltages of atmospheric origin or due to switching
EN 62305-4:2011/AC:2016 PROTECTION AGAINST LIGHTNING - PART 4: ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS WITHIN STRUCTURES (IEC 62305-4:2010)
IEC 60364-4-41:2005+AMD1:2017 CSV Low voltage electrical installations - Part 4-41: Protection for safety - Protection against electric shock
EN 50618:2014 Electric cables for photovoltaic systems
IEC 61730-2:2016 Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 2: Requirements for testing
CLC/TS 50539-12:2013 Low-voltage surge protective devices - Surge protective devices for specific application including d.c. - Part 12: Selection and application principles - SPDs connected to photovoltaic installations
HD 60364-4-41:2017/A11:2017 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 4-41: PROTECTION FOR SAFETY - PROTECTION AGAINST ELECTRIC SHOCK
IEC 60904-3 : 3.0 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES - PART 3: MEASUREMENT PRINCIPLES FOR TERRESTRIAL PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SOLAR DEVICES WITH REFERENCE SPECTRAL IRRADIANCE DATA
EN 61730-1:2007/A11:2014 PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULE SAFETY QUALIFICATION - PART 1: REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION (IEC 61730-1:2004, MODIFIED)
EN 62423:2012 Type F and type B residual current operated circuit-breakers with and without integral overcurrent protection for household and similar uses
EN 62446:2009 Grid connected photovoltaic systems – Minimum requirements for system documentation, commissioning tests and inspection
EN 60947-3:2009/A2:2015 LOW-VOLTAGE SWITCHGEAR AND CONTROLGEAR - PART 3: SWITCHES, DISCONNECTORS, SWITCH-DISCONNECTORS AND FUSE-COMBINATION UNITS (IEC 60947-3:2008/A2:2015)
EN 62305-3:2011 Protection against lightning - Part 3: Physical damage to structures and life hazard
EN 61730-2:2007/A1:2012 PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULE SAFETY QUALIFICATION - PART 2: REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING (IEC 61730-2:2004/A1:2011)
IEC 60529:1989+AMD1:1999+AMD2:2013 CSV Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
IEC 60364-4-44:2007+AMD1:2015 CSV Low-voltage electrical installations - Part 4-44: Protection for safety - Protection against voltage disturbances and electromagnetic disturbances
EN 50521:2008/A1:2012 CONNECTORS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
IEC 62852:2014 Connectors for DC-application in photovoltaic systems - Safety requirements and tests
IEC 61730-1:2016 Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 1: Requirements for construction
EN 60664-1:2007 Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems - Part 1: Principles, requirements and tests
IEC 61643-11:2011 Low-voltage surge protective devices - Part 11: Surge protective devices connected to low-voltage power systems - Requirements and test methods
IEC 60904-3:2016 Photovoltaic devices - Part 3: Measurement principles for terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) solar devices with reference spectral irradiance data
IEC 62262:2002 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment against external mechanical impacts (IK code)
EN 62109-1 : 2010 SAFETY OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR USE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
EN 60898-2:2006 Electrical accessories - Circuit-breakers for overcurrent protection for household and similar installations - Part 2: Circuit-breakers for a.c. and d.c. operation
EN 62305-2:2012 Protection against lightning - Part 2: Risk management
IEC 60364-4-443:1995+AMD1:1998 CSV Electrical installations of buildings - Part 4: Protection for safety - Chapter 44: Protection against overvoltages - Section 443: Protection against overvoltages of atmospheric origin or due to switching
IEC 62109-2:2011 Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems - Part 2: Particular requirements for inverters
IEC 62446:2009 Grid connected photovoltaic systems - Minimum requirements for system documentation, commissioning tests and inspection
EN 62109-2:2011 Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems - Part 2: Particular requirements for inverters
HD 60364-5-551:2010/A11:2016 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 5-55: SELECTION AND ERECTION OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT - OTHER EQUIPMENT - CLAUSE 551: LOW-VOLTAGE GENERATING SETS
IEC 60050-826:2004 International Electrotechnical Vocabulary (IEV) - Part 826: Electrical installations
IEC 62305-4:2010 Protection against lightning - Part 4: Electrical and electronic systems within structures
IEC 61557-9:2014 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 9: Equipment for insulation fault location in IT systems
IEC 60947-3:2008+AMD1:2012+AMD2:2015 CSV Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 3: Switches, disconnectors, switch-disconnectors and fuse-combination units
IEC 62305-2:2010 Protection against lightning - Part 2: Risk management
EN 60529:1991/AC:2016-12 DEGREES OF PROTECTION PROVIDED BY ENCLOSURES (IP CODE) (IEC 60529 EDITION 2.2 CORRIGENDUM 2:2015)
EN 60947-2:2017 Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear - Part 2: Circuit-breakers
EN 61557-8:2015/AC:2016-06 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 8: Insulation monitoring devices for IT systems
IEC 61557-8:2014 Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems up to 1 000 V a.c. and 1 500 V d.c. - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring of protective measures - Part 8: Insulation monitoring devices for IT systems
IEC 62109-1:2010 Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems - Part 1: General requirements
EN 50539-11 : 2013 AMD 1 2014 LOW-VOLTAGE SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICES - SURGE PROTECTIVE DEVICES FOR SPECIFIC APPLICATION INCLUDING D.C. - PART 11: REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS FOR SPDS IN PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS
EN 62852:2015 Connectors for DC-application in photovoltaic systems - Safety requirements and tests
IEC 60664-1:2007 Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems - Part 1: Principles, requirements and tests
EN 61557-9:2015/AC:2017-02 ELECTRICAL SAFETY IN LOW VOLTAGE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS UP TO 1000 V A.C. AND 1500 V D.C. - EQUIPMENT FOR TESTING, MEASURING OR MONITORING OF PROTECTIVE MEASURES - PART 9: EQUIPMENT FOR INSULATION FAULT LOCATION IN IT SYSTEMS (IEC 61557-9:2014/COR2:2017)
IEC 62305-3:2010 Protection against lightning - Part 3: Physical damage to structures and life hazard

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