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Reference EN 60891:2010
Title Photovoltaic devices - Procedures for temperature and irradiance corrections to measured I-V characteristics
Project Number 22132
Abstract/Scope IEC 60891:2009 defines procedures to be followed for temperature and irradiance corrections to the measured I-V (current-voltage) characteristics of photovoltaic devices. It also defines the procedures used to determine factors relevant for these corrections. Requirements for I-V measurement of photovoltaic devices are laid down in IEC 60904-1. The main technical changes with regard the previous edition are as follows: - extends edition 1 translation procedure to irradiance change during I-V measurement; - adds 2 new translation procedures; - revises procedure for determination of temperature coefficients to include PV modules; - defines new procedure for determination of internal series resistance; - defines new procedure for determination of curve correction factor.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2010-03-05
Current Stage code deadline 2010-12-01
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IEC Technical Body IEC/TC 82
Reference Document IEC 60891:2009 (EQV)
ICS 27.160 - Solar energy engineering
Keywords Photovoltaic; Temperature; Irradiance
Note Supersedes EN 60891:1994
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2010-03-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2010-03-05
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2010-06-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2010-12-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2013-03-01


Supersedes EN 60891:1994
Superseded by  
Normative reference (6) EN 60904-1:2006
EN 60904-2:2007
EN 60904-7:2009
EN 60904-9:2007
EN 60904-10:1998

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