• EN 61730-1:2007/A11:2014

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    PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULE SAFETY QUALIFICATION - PART 1: REQUIREMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION (IEC 61730-1:2004, MODIFIED)

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    Superseded date:  01-04-2018

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    Published date:  12-01-2013

    Publisher:  European Committee for Standards - Electrical

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    FOREWORD
    1 Scope and object
    2 Normative references
    3 Application classes
    4 Construction requirements
    5 Polymeric materials
    6 Internal wiring and current-carrying parts
    7 Connections
    8 Bonding and grounding
    9 Creepage and clearance distances
    11 Marking
    12 Requirements for supplied documents
    13 Modifications
    Bibliography
    Annex ZA (normative) - Normative references to
             international publications with their
             corresponding European publications

    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    Specifies the fundamental construction requirements for photovoltaic (PV) modules in order to provide safe electrical and mechanical operation during their expected lifetime.

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    Committee TC 82
    Development Note Redesignated as EN IEC 61730-1. (05/2018)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher European Committee for Standards - Electrical
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

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    I.S. EN 62790:2015 JUNCTION BOXES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
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    12/30266506 DC : 0 BS EN 50583 - PHOTOVOLTAICS IN BUILDINGS
    PREN 50583 : DRAFT 2012 PHOTOVOLTAICS IN BUILDINGS
    I.S. EN 62446:2016 GRID CONNECTED PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR SYSTEM DOCUMENTATION, COMMISSIONING TESTS AND INSPECTION
    I.S. EN 50521:2008 CONNECTORS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
    CLC/TS 61836 : 2009 SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SYSTEMS - TERMS, DEFINITIONS AND SYMBOLS
    EN IEC 62688 : 2018 CONCENTRATOR PHOTOVOLTAIC (CPV) MODULES AND ASSEMBLIES - SAFETY QUALIFICATION
    EN IEC 61730-2:2018/AC:2018-06 PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULE SAFETY QUALIFICATION - PART 2: REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING (IEC 61730-2:2016)
    I.S. EN 62253:2011 PHOTOVOLTAIC PUMPING SYSTEMS - DESIGN QUALIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
    BS EN 50548 : 2011 JUNCTION BOXES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
    UNE-EN 50548:2012 Junction boxes for photovoltaic modules
    I.S. EN IEC 61730-2:2018 PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULE SAFETY QUALIFICATION - PART 2: REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING
    I.S. EN IEC 62688:2018 CONCENTRATOR PHOTOVOLTAIC (CPV) MODULES AND ASSEMBLIES - SAFETY QUALIFICATION
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    NF EN 50548 : 2011 AMD 2 2014 JUNCTION BOXES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
    UNE-EN 62790:2015 Junction boxes for photovoltaic modules - Safety requirements and tests
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    EN 62790 : 2015 JUNCTION BOXES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS (IEC 62790:2014)
    EN 62253 : 2011 PHOTOVOLTAIC PUMPING SYSTEMS - DESIGN QUALIFICATION AND PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENTS
    EN 61730-2:2007/A1:2012 PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) MODULE SAFETY QUALIFICATION - PART 2: REQUIREMENTS FOR TESTING (IEC 61730-2:2004/A1:2011)
    EN 50548 : 2011 AMD 2 2014 JUNCTION BOXES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
    EN 50521:2008/A1:2012 CONNECTORS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS - SAFETY REQUIREMENTS AND TESTS
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    EN 62109-2 : 2011 SAFETY OF POWER CONVERTERS FOR USE IN PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER SYSTEMS - PART 2: PARTICULAR REQUIREMENTS FOR INVERTERS (IEC 62109-2:2011)
    HD 60364-7-712 : 2016 LOW-VOLTAGE ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS - PART 7-712: REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL INSTALLATIONS OR LOCATIONS - PHOTOVOLTAIC (PV) SYSTEMS
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