Data sheet for photovoltaic inverters

This European Standard describes data sheet and name plate information for photovoltaic inverters in grid parallel operation. The intent of this document is to provide minimum information required to configure a safe and optimal system with photovoltaic inverters. In this context, data sheet information is a technical description separate from the photovoltaic inverter.

Datenblattangaben für Photovoltaik-Wechselrichter

Fiche technique pour les onduleurs photovoltaïques

Le présent document décrit les informations contenues dans la fiche technique des onduleurs photovoltaïques qui fonctionnent parallèlement au réseau. Ce document est destiné à fournir les informations minimales requises pour configurer un système sûr et optimal avec des onduleurs photovoltaïques. Dans ce contexte, les informations des fiches techniques correspondent à une description technique distincte de l’onduleur photovoltaïque. NOTE La plaque d’identification placée dans un onduleur photovoltaïque ou au niveau de celui-ci indique une construction durable. Son contenu peut être trouvé dans une version antérieure de la présente norme. Dans le but de fournir une définition unique, elle est définie de manière suffisamment précise dans l’EN 62109 1 et dans l’EN 62109 2.

Predstavitev tehničnih podatkov za fotonapetostne razsmernike

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Status
Published
Publication Date
06-Oct-2021
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
05-Oct-2021
Due Date
10-Dec-2021
Completion Date
07-Oct-2021

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 50524:2021
01-november-2021
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 50524:2010
Predstavitev tehničnih podatkov za fotonapetostne razsmernike
Data sheet for photovoltaic inverters
Datenblattangaben für Photovoltaik-Wechselrichter
Fiche technique pour les onduleurs photovoltaïques
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 50524:2021
ICS:
27.160 Sončna energija Solar energy engineering
SIST EN 50524:2021 en,fr

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 50524:2021
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SIST EN 50524:2021
EUROPEAN STANDARD EN 50524
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
September 2021
ICS 27.160 Supersedes EN 50524:2009 and all of its amendments
and corrigenda (if any)
English Version
Data sheet for photovoltaic inverters

Fiche technique pour les onduleurs photovoltaïques Datenblattangaben für Photovoltaik-Wechselrichter

This European Standard was approved by CENELEC on 2021-07-26. CENELEC members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC

Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration.

Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC

Management Centre or to any CENELEC member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by translation

under the responsibility of a CENELEC member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre has the

same status as the official versions.

CENELEC members are the national electrotechnical committees of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic,

Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the

Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization
Comité Européen de Normalisation Electrotechnique
Europäisches Komitee für Elektrotechnische Normung
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2021 CENELEC All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved worldwide for CENELEC Members.

Ref. No. EN 50524:2021 E
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Contents Page

European foreword ................................................................................................................................... 3

1 Scope ........................................................................................................................................... 4

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................. 4

3 Terms and definitions .................................................................................................................. 5

3.1 Input side (PV - generator) ................................................................................................ 5

3.2 Output side (Grid connection) ........................................................................................... 6

3.3 Optional parameters .......................................................................................................... 7

4 Data sheet information ................................................................................................................. 9

4.1 General .............................................................................................................................. 9

4.2 Short description................................................................................................................ 9

4.3 Conformity ......................................................................................................................... 9

4.4 Electrical parameters ......................................................................................................... 9

4.4.1 General ................................................................................................................ 9

4.4.2 Input parameters ................................................................................................. 9

4.4.3 Output parameters ............................................................................................... 9

4.4.4 Optional parameters ..........................................................................................10

4.5 Characterization of the operating performance ...............................................................10

4.6 Safety ..............................................................................................................................12

4.7 Operating conditions .......................................................................................................12

4.8 Fitting and construction ...................................................................................................12

4.8.1 Physical characteristics .....................................................................................12

4.8.2 Other characteristics ..........................................................................................12

Bibliography ............................................................................................................................................13

Figures

Figure 1 — Representation of the inverter efficiency ............................................................................ 10

Figure 2 — Power reduction with increased ambient temperatures ..................................................... 11

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EN 50524:2021 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN 50524:2021) has been prepared by CLC/TC 82 “Solar photovoltaic energy

systems”.
The following dates are fixed:
• latest date by which this document has to be (dop) 2022-07-26
implemented at national level by publication of an
identical national standard or by endorsement
• latest date by which the national standards conflicting (dow) 2024-07-26
with this document have to be withdrawn

This document supersedes EN 50524:2009 and all of its amendments and corrigenda (if any).

EN 50524:2021 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to EN 50524:2009:

— name plate requirements removed;
— revised list of electrical parameters to be indicated;
— information requirements for systems using external DC/DC converters included;

— maximum noise emission value harmonized with measuring method specified in EN 62109-1.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CENELEC shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

Any feedback and questions on this document should be directed to the users’ national committee. A

complete listing of these bodies can be found on the CENELEC website.
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EN 50524:2021 (E)
1 Scope

This document describes data sheet information for photovoltaic inverters in grid parallel operation.

The intent of this document is to provide minimum information required to configure a safe and optimal

system with photovoltaic inverters.

In this context, data sheet information is a technical description separate from the photovoltaic

inverter.

NOTE The name plate is a sign of durable construction at or in the photovoltaic inverter. Its content can be

found in an earlier version of this standard. For the sake of unique definition, it is sufficient defined in EN 62109-1

and EN 62109-2.
2 Normative references

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)

applies.
EN 50530, Overall efficiency of grid connected photovoltaic inverters
EN 60529, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code) (IEC 60529)

EN 60664-1, Insulation coordination for equipment within low-voltage systems - Part 1: Principles,

requirements and tests (IEC 60664-1)

EN IEC 60721-3-3, Classification of environmental conditions - Part 3-3: Classification of groups of

environmental parameters and their severities - Stationary use at weatherprotected locations

(IEC 60721-3-3)

EN IEC 60721-3-4, Classification of environmental conditions - Part 3-4: Classification of groups of

environmental parameters and their severities - Stationary use at non-weatherprotected locations

(IEC 60721-3-4)

EN 61683, Photovoltaic systems - Power conditioners - Procedure for measuring efficiency

(IEC 61683)

EN 62109-1, Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems - Part 1: General

requirements

ISO 216, Writing paper and certain classes of printed matter - Trimmed sizes - A and B series, and

indication of machine direction
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3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at https://www.electropedia.org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
3.1 Input side (PV - generator)
3.1.1
maximum input voltage
dcmax

maximum rated d.c. input voltage which the PCE is designed to withstand from the PV array

(i.e.maximum open-circuit voltage), under worst-case conditions of ambient temperature, irradiance,

etc.
[SOURCE: IEC 62109-1:2010, modified]
3.1.2
minimum input voltage
dcmin

minimum input voltage for the inverter to energize the utility grid, independent of mode of operation

3.1.3
start-up input voltage
dcstart
input voltage at which the inverter starts energizing the utility grid
3.1.4
rated input voltage
dc,r

input voltage specified by the manufacturer, to which other data sheet information refers

3.1.5
maximum MPP voltage
mppmax
maximum voltage at which the inverter can deliver its rated power in MPP mode
3.1.6
maximum operating voltage
opmax
maximum voltage at which the inverter can deliver its rated power
Note 1 to entry: U is used for non MPP inverters instead of U
opmax mppmax
3.1.7
minimum MPP voltage
mppmin
minimum voltage at which the inverter can deliver its rated power in MPP mode

Note 1 to entry: For inverters with independent inputs different Umppmin values may be needed for unbalanced

inputs.
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3.1.8
Minimum operating voltage
opmin
minimum voltage at which the inverter can deliver its rated power
Note 1 to entry: Uopmin is used for non MPP inverters instead of Umppmin
3.1.9
maximum input current
dcmax

maximum current at which the inverter can operate. If the inverter has independent inputs, I is

dcmax
related to each single input
3.1.10
maximum short-circuit DC input current
scmax

absolute maximum total PV array short circuit current (DC) that the inverter is rated to have connected

to its input terminals, under worst-case conditions of ambient temperature, irradiance, etc

Note 1 to entry: This term is based on the term I in IEC 62109-1. It refers to the absolute maximum

sc, PV

current the DC input to the inverter is designed for under conditions of expected use. This differs from the simple

sum of the marked I ratings of the connected PV modules, since those markings are based on short-circuit

conditions under standard test conditions and may be exceeded at te
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