• IEEE 1526-2003

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    IEEE Recommended Practice for Testing the Performance of Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems

    Available format(s):  PDF

    Superseded date:  10-08-2021

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  29-01-2004

    Publisher:  Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers

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    1 Overview
      1.1 Scope
      1.2 Purpose
      1.3 Limitations
    2 Definitions
    3 Testing methodology
      3.1 Testing overview
      3.2 PV system and test requirements
      3.3 Test report and documentation
    4 System inspection
      4.1 System documentation review
      4.2 Initial system hardware inspection
    5 Data acquisition system (DAS) and PV system installation
      5.1 DAS specifications and installation
      5.2 PV system installation
    6 System performance tests
      6.1 Battery preparation
      6.2 Initial functional test (FT[I])
      6.3 Initial usable battery capacity test (UBC[I])
      6.4 Initial recovery test (RT[I])
      6.5 Final functional test (FT[F])
      6.6 Final recovery test (RT[F])
      6.7 Final usable battery capacity test (UBC[F])
      6.8 Final battery charge
    7 Final system inspection
      7.1 System maintenance procedure review
      7.2 Visual inspection
      7.3 Wiring inspection
    8 Array I-V curve (optional)
    9 System pass/fail test criteria
      9.1 System and load operation
      9.2 PV array
      9.3 Minimum UBC
      9.4 Change in usable battery capacity
    Annex A (informative) Bibliography
    Annex B (informative) Sample system summary

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    Provides procedures for conducting performance testing of individual components and complete systems. The methodology includes testing the system outdoors in prevailing conditions and indoors under simulated conditions.

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    Committee Distributed Generation, Energy Storage and In
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    IEEE 1361-2014 IEEE Guide for Selecting, Charging, Testing, and Evaluating Lead-Acid Batteries Used in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems
    ASTM E 1036M : 1996 : EDT 2 Standard Test Methods for Electrical Performance of Nonconcentrator Terrestrial Photovoltaic Modules and Arrays Using Reference Cells (Withdrawn 2005)
    IEC 62124:2004 Photovoltaic (PV) stand alone systems - Design verification
    NFPA 70 : 2017 NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
    IEEE 485-2010 IEEE Recommended Practice for Sizing Lead-Acid Batteries for Stationary Applications
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