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Testing of crystalline silicon terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval according to DIN EN 61215

 

Standards:

EN 61215 - Crystalline silicon terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) modules - Design qualification and type approval
 

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Scope according to EN 61215 (Chapter 1):

This International Standard lays down IEC requirements for the design qualification and type approval of terrestrial photovoltaic modules suitable for long-term operation in general openair climates, as defined in IEC 60721-2-1.
 

Requirements according to EN 61215 (Chapter 10):

  • Visual inspection
  • Maximum power determination
  • Insulation test
  • Measurement of temperature coefficients and nominal operating cell temperature (NOCT)
  • Performance at STC and NOCT
  • Performance at low irradiance
  • Outdoor exposure test
  • Hot-spot endurance test
  • UV preconditioning test
  • Thermal cycling test
  • Humidity-freeze test
  • Damp-heat test
  • Robustness of terminations test
  • Wet leakage current test
  • Mechanical load test
  • Hail test
  • Bypass diode thermal test

 


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