International Standards and Conformity Assessment for all electrical, electronic and related technologies

TC 82

Solar photovoltaic energy systems

 

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TC 82WG 2Mr Werner HerrmannPPUB2020-092024

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AMW
82/879/RR PDF file 130 kB
2014-08-15 
ACDV
2014-08-162014-08
ACD
2017-08-042017-08
CD
82/1324/CD
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2017-08-04 
PCC
2017-10-272017-10
ACDV
82/1389/CC PDF file 678 kB
Word file 326 kB
2018-01-192018-06
ACDV
82/1389A/CC PDF file 796 kB
Word file 401 kB
2018-01-192018-06
TCDV
2018-12-212019-02
CCDV
82/1539/CDV
PDF file 619 kB
PDF file 578 kB
2019-02-082019-02
PRVC
2019-05-032019-05
AFDIS
82/1588/RVC PDF file 610 kB
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2019-05-102019-11
AFDIS
82/1588A/RVC PDF file 419 kB
Word file 68 kB
2019-05-102019-11
TFDIS
2019-11-222019-11
DECFDIS
2019-12-302020-01
RFDIS
2020-01-172020-01
CFDIS
82/1756/FDIS

2020-06-192020-04
PRVD
2020-07-312020-07
APUB
82/1775/RVD PDF file 232 kB
2020-08-072020-08
BPUB
2020-08-072020-08
PPUB
2020-09-182020-09
  

Abstract

IEC 60904-9:2020 is applicable for solar simulators used in PV test and calibration laboratories and in manufacturing lines of solar cells and PV modules. This document define classifications of solar simulators for use in indoor measurements of terrestrial photovoltaic devices. Solar simulators are classified as A+, A, B or C based on criteria of spectral distribution match, irradiance non-uniformity in the test plane and temporal instability of irradiance. This document provides the required methodologies for determining the classification of solar simulators in each of the categories. A solar simulator which does not meet the minimum requirements of class C cannot be classified according to this document. This document is used in combination with IEC TR 60904-14, which deals with best practice recommendations for production line measurements of single-junction PV module maximum power output and reporting at standard test conditions.

This third edition cancels and replaces the second edition issued in 2007. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- Changed title;
- Added spectral match classification in an extended wavelength range;
- Introduction of new A+ class;
- Definition of additional parameters for spectral irradiance evaluation;
- Added apparatus sections for spectral irradiance measurement and spatial uniformity measurement;
- Revised procedure for spectral match classification (minimum 4 measurement locations);
- Revised measurement procedure for spatial uniformity of irradiance;
- Added informative Annex for sensitivity analysis of spectral mismatch error related to solar simulator spectral irradiance.

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IEC 60904-9:2020 ED3

Photovoltaic devices - Part 9: Classification of solar simulator characteristics

 

 

Associated Documents:

SMB/5800/DL

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