• IEC 61730-1:2016

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    Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Part 1: Requirements for construction

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    Published date:  17-08-2016

    Publisher:  International Electrotechnical Committee

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    IEC 61730-1:2016 specifies and describes the fundamental construction requirements for photovoltaic (PV) modules in order 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 defines the requirements of testing. This International Standard series lays down IEC 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. This new edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
    - adaption of horizontal standards and inclusion of IEC 60664 and IEC 61140;
    - implementation of insulation coordination, overvoltage category, classes, pollution degree and material groups definition of creepage, clearance and distance through insulation.

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    Committee TC 82
    Development Note Stability Date: 2021. (08/2016)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher International Electrotechnical Committee
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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