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Reference EN 61853-1:2011
Title Photovoltaic (PV) module performance testing and energy rating - Part 1: Irradiance and temperature performance measurements and power rating
Project Number 22460
Abstract/Scope IEC 61853-1:2011 describes requirements for evaluating PV module performance in terms of power (watts) rating over a range of irradiances and temperatures. The object is to define a testing and rating system, which provides the PV module power (watts) at maximum power operation for a set of defined conditions. A second purpose is to provide a full set of characterization parameters for the module under various values of irradiance and temperature.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-03-04
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 82
Reference Document IEC 61853-1:2011 (EQV)
ICS 27.160 - Solar energy engineering
Keywords Photovoltaic; Performance; Energy rating; Irradiance; Temperature
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date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-03-02
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-03-04
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2011-06-02
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2011-12-02
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-03-02


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