Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules and assemblies - Safety qualification

IEC 62688:2017(E) describes the fundamental construction and testing requirements for Concentrator Photovoltaic (CPV) modules and assemblies in order to provide safe electrical and mechanical operation during their expected lifetime. Specific topics are provided to assess the prevention of electrical shock, fire hazards, and personal injury due to mechanical and environmental stresses. This document attempts to define the basic requirements for various application classes of concentrator photovoltaic modules and assemblies, but does not encompass all national and regional codes. This document is designed so that its test sequence can coordinate with those of IEC 62108, so that a single set of samples may be used to perform both the safety and performance evaluation of a CPV module and assembly.

Konzentrator-Photovoltaik (CPV-)Module und -Anordnungen - Sicherheitsqualifikation

Modules et ensembles photovoltaïques à concentration - Qualification de la sécurité

l'IEC 62688:2017 décrit les exigences fondamentales de construction et d'essai pour les modules et ensembles photovoltaïques à concentration CPV (abréviation de l'anglais "concentrator photovoltaic") afin de fournir un fonctionnement électrique et mécanique sûr sur toute leur durée de vie prévue. Des thèmes spécifiques sont fournis pour évaluer la prévention contre les chocs électriques, les risques de feu et les accidents corporels dus à des contraintes mécaniques et environnementales. Le présent document a pour objet de définir les exigences de base pour différentes classes d'application de modules et d’ensembles photovoltaïques à concentration, mais il ne peut être considéré comme couvrant tous les codes nationaux et régionaux. Le présent document est conçu pour que sa séquence d'essais puisse être coordonnée avec celles de l'IEC 62108, de manière à pouvoir utiliser un seul ensemble d'échantillons pour évaluer la sûreté et les performances d'un module et d'un ensemble CPV.

Koncentratorski fotonapetostni (CPV) moduli in sestavi - Opredelitev varnosti

Ta dokument opisuje temeljne konstrukcijske in preskusne zahteve za koncentratorske fotonapetostne (CPV) module in sestave, da se zagotovi njihovo varno električno in mehansko delovanje v pričakovani življenjski dobi. Podane so specifične teme na področju ocenjevanja preprečitve električnega udara, požarne ogroženosti in osebnih poškodb zaradi mehanskih in okoljskih dejavnikov.
Ta dokument poskuša določiti osnovne zahteve za različne razrede uporabe koncentratorskih fotonapetostnih modulov in sestavov, vendar ne zajema vseh nacionalnih in regionalnih predpisov.
Ta dokument je oblikovan tako, da se lahko njegovo preskusno zaporedje uskladi z zaporedji iz standarda IEC 62108, zato se lahko za vrednotenje varnosti in učinkovitosti koncentratorskih fotonapetostnih modulov in sestavov uporabi ena sama skupina vzorcev.
Koncentratorski fotonapetostni moduli, ki so sestavljeni v obliki ploščatih modulov in delujejo pri 3-kratnem in manjšem razmerju geometrične koncentracije, so upoštevani za ocenjevanje v skladu s standardoma IEC 61730-1 in IEC 61730-2.

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Koncentratorski fotonapetostni (CPV) moduli in sestavi - Opredelitev varnosti
Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) module and assembly safety qualification
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN IEC 62688:2018
27.160 6RQþQDHQHUJLMD Solar energy engineering
SIST EN IEC 62688:2018 en
2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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February 2018
ICS 27.160

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Concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules and assemblies -
Safety qualification
(IEC 62688:2017)
Modules et ensembles photovoltaïques à concentration - Konzentrator-Photovoltaik (CPV-)Module und -
Qualification de la sécurité Anordnungen - Sicherheitsqualifikation
(IEC 62688:2017) (IEC 62688:2017)
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European foreword
The text of document 82/1299/FDIS, future edition 1 of IEC 62688, prepared by IEC/TC 82 "Solar
photovoltaic energy systems" was submitted to the IEC-CENELEC parallel vote and approved by
CENELEC as EN IEC 62688:2018.

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Endorsement notice
The text of the International Standard IEC 62688:2017 was approved by CENELEC as a European
Standard without any modification.

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Annex ZA

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 relevant
EN/HD applies.

NOTE 2  Up-to-date information on the latest versions of the European Standards listed in this annex is available here:

Publication Year Title EN/HD Year

- - Fire classification of construction products EN 13501-1:2007 -
and building elements - +A1:2009
Part 1: Classification using data from
reaction to fire tests
IEC 60060-1 -  High-voltage test techniques - EN 60060-1 -
Part 1: General definitions and test
IEC 60065 -  Audio, video and similar electronic EN 60065 -
apparatus - Safety requirements
IEC 60112 -  Method for the determination of the proof EN 60112 -
and the comparative tracking indices of
solid insulatin

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