Photovoltaic devices - Part 2: Requirements for photovoltaic reference devices

IEC 60904-2:2023 gives requirements for the classification, selection, packaging, marking, calibration and care of photovoltaic reference devices. This document applies to photovoltaic (PV) reference devices that are used to measure the irradiance of natural or simulated sunlight for the purpose of quantifying the electrical performance of photovoltaic devices (cells, modules and arrays). It does not cover photovoltaic reference devices for use under concentrated sunlight. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2015. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition: a) added calibration procedures for calibrating PV devices at maximum power by extending the respective Clauses 12 and 13; b) revised requirements for mandatory measurement of spectral responsivity, temperature coefficients and linearity, depending on usage and allowing some measurements on equivalent devices; c) revised requirements for built-in shunt resistor; d) added requirements for traceability of calibration explicitly.

Photovoltaische Einrichtungen - Teil 2: Anforderungen an Referenz-Solarelemente

Dispositifs photovoltaïques - Partie 2: Exigences applicables aux dispositifs photovoltaïques de référence

L'IEC 60904-2:2023 donne les exigences relatives à la classification, à la sélection, au conditionnement, au marquage, à l’étalonnage et aux précautions d’utilisation des dispositifs photovoltaïques de référence. Le présent document s’applique aux dispositifs photovoltaïques (PV) de référence utilisés pour mesurer l’irradiance de la lumière solaire naturelle ou simulée afin de quantifier les performances électriques des dispositifs PV (cellules, modules et panneaux). Il ne couvre pas les dispositifs photovoltaïques de référence pour une utilisation sous éclairement solaire concentré. Cette quatrième édition annule et remplace la troisième édition parue en 2015. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l’édition précédente: a) ajout de procédures d’étalonnage des dispositifs PV à la puissance maximale en développant les Articles 12 et 13) correspondants; b) révision des exigences applicables au mesurage obligatoire de la sensibilité spectrale, des coefficients de température et de la linéarité, en fonction de l’usage et en permettant certains mesurages sur des dispositifs équivalents; c) révision des exigences applicables aux résistances de shunt intégrées; d) ajout d’exigences pour la traçabilité de l’étalonnage de manière explicite.

Fotonapetostne naprave - 2. del: Zahteve za referenčne sončne naprave

Standard IEC 60904-2:2023 podaja zahteve za klasifikacijo, izbiro, pakiranje, označevanje, umerjanje in oskrbo referenčnih sončnih naprav. Ta dokument se uporablja za referenčne sončne naprave, ki se uporabljajo za merjenje obsevanja naravne ali simulirane sončne svetlobe z namenom količinske opredelitve električne učinkovitosti fotonapetostnih (PV) naprav (celic, modulov in polj). Ne zajema referenčnih sončnih naprav za uporabo pod koncentrirano sončno svetlobo. Četrta izdaja razveljavlja in nadomešča tretjo izdajo, objavljeno leta 2015. Ta izdaja v primerjavi s prejšnjo vključuje naslednje pomembne tehnične spremembe:
a) z razširitvijo točk 12 in 13 so bili dodani postopki za umerjanje fotonapetostnih naprav pri največji moči;
b) zahteve za obvezno merjenje spektralne odzivnosti, temperaturnih koeficientov in linearnosti so bile spremenjene glede na uporabo, pri čemer je bilo nekaj meritev opravljenih na enakovrednih napravah;
c) zahteve za vgrajene odvodne upore so bile spremenjene;
d) dodane so bile zahteve izrecno za sledljivost umerjanja.

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Fotonapetostne naprave - 2. del: Zahteve za referenčne sončne naprave
Photovoltaic devices - Part 2: Requirements for photovoltaic reference devices
Photovoltaische Einrichtungen - Teil 2: Anforderungen an Referenz-Solarelemente
Dispositifs photovoltaïques - Partie 2: Exigences applicables aux dispositifs
photovoltaïques de référence
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 60904-2:2023
27.160 Sončna energija Solar energy engineering
SIST EN IEC 60904-2:2024 en
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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ICS 27.160 Supersedes EN 60904-2:2015
English Version
Photovoltaic devices - Part 2: Requirements for photovoltaic
reference devices
(IEC 60904-2:2023)
Dispositifs photovoltaïques - Partie 2: Exigences Photovoltaische Einrichtungen - Teil 2: Anforderungen an
applicables aux dispositifs photovoltaïques de référence Referenz-Solarelemente
(IEC 60904-2:2023) (IEC 60904-2:2023)
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European foreword
The text of document 82/2127/FDIS, future edition 4 of IEC 60904-2, prepared by IEC/TC 82 "Solar
photovoltaic energy systems" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved by
CENELEC as EN IEC 60904-2:2023.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which the document has to be implemented at national (dop) 2024-04-24
level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards conflicting with the (dow) 2026-07-24
document have to be withdrawn

This document supersedes EN 60904-2:2015 and all of its amendments and corrigenda (if any).
Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of
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Endorsement notice
The text of the International Standard IEC 60904-2:2023 was approved by CENELEC as a European
Standard without any modification.
In the official version, for Bibliography, the following notes have to be added for the standard indicated:
IEC 61215 (series) NOTE Approved as EN IEC 61215 (series)
IEC 61853-1 NOTE Approved as EN 61853-1

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Normative references to international publications
with their corresponding European publications
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content
constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For
undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)
NOTE 1 Where an International Publication has been modified by common modifications, indicated by (mod), the

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