IEC 61730-1 Photovoltaic Compliance Testing
IEC 61730 evaluates the safety of photovoltaic (PV) modules and outlines the requirements of PV construction. As a leader in regulatory compliance testing, Keystone Compliance assists electronic equipment manufacturers with EMC testing. Meeting the IEC, EN, and other compliance testing requirements can be challenging. Not only do we understand the challenges, but we help guide companies through the process.
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Summary of IEC 61730-1 Photovoltaic Regulatory Compliance Testing
IEC 61730 1 and EN 61730 1 testing specifies and describes the construction requirements for photovoltaic (PV) modules to provide safe electrical and mechanical operation. Specific topics are provided to assess the prevention of electrical shock, fire hazards, and personal injury due to mechanical and environmental stresses. This part of IEC 61730 pertains to the particular requirements of construction. IEC 61730-2 outlines the requirements of testing.
IEC 61730-1 testing describes the requirements of terrestrial photovoltaic modules suitable for long-term operation in open-air climates. This standard is intended to apply to all terrestrial flat plate module materials such as crystalline silicon module types as well as thin-film modules. PV modules covered by this standard are limited to a maximum DC system voltage of 1500 V.
EN 61730-1 testing defines the basic requirements for various applications of PV modules. However, the standard it cannot be considered to encompass all national or regional codes. Specific requirements, e.g. for building, marine, and vehicle applications are not covered.
IEC 61730-1 testing does not address specific requirements for products that combine a PV module with power conversion equipment, monitoring or control electronics, such as integrated inverters, converters, or output disabling functions. While parts of this standard may apply to flat-plate PV modules with internally generated low-level concentrations below 3 times, it was not written specifically to address these concerns.
EN 61730-1 is designed to coordinate with the test sequences in the IEC 61215 series, so that a single set of samples may be used to perform both the safety and qualification of a photovoltaic module design. The object of this International Standard is to define the requirements for the construction of photovoltaic modules concerning safety. These requirements are intended to minimize the misapplication and misuse of PV modules or the failure of their components which could result in fire, electric shock, and personal injury.
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