International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

 

Solar photovoltaic systems

Solar photovoltaic systems

Solar photovoltaic energy systems convert solar energy into electrical energy. The CENELEC Technical Committee 82 is involved in all topics of solar photovoltaic energy systems from the conversion of light to the interfaces to the public grid or other consumers.

 

Standardization in this field is necessary to ensure a high level of product quality, product safety and consideration of environmental aspects.

 

CENELEC Technical Committee 82 "Solar Photovoltaic Systems" is organized in two working groups WG1 and WG2. The scope of the WG1 "WAFERS, CELLS AND MODULES" is to develop international standards for wafers, solar cells and terrestrial photovoltaic modules and for related components. The scope of WG 2 "BOS COMPONENTS AND SYSTEMS" is to develop international standards for balance of systems (BOS) components, interfaces of PV systems and system integration.

 

These standards will be in the general areas of electric performance, environmental testing, quality assurance and assessment criteria. WG1 will co-operate with IEC TC82, particularly with its WG2 (Modules, non-concentrating) and WG7 (Concentrator modules), WG2 will cooperate with IEC TC82, particularly with its WG3 (Systems) and WG6 (BOS components), in developing new PV standards and will promote specific European standards, when necessary.

 

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