Standard Number: BS EN 61730-1-2007
Title: Photovoltaic (PV) module safety qualification - Requirements for construction
Publication Date: 2007/7/31
Execute Date: 2007/7/31
Adopted International Standard: EN 61730-1-2007,IDT;IEC 61730-1-2004,IDT
Publisher: British Standards
Number of Pages:22P;A4
Description:This part of EN 61730 describes the fundamental construction requirements for photovoltaic
(PV) modules 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 part of
EN 61730 pertains to the particular requirements of construction. EN 61730-2 outlines the
requirements of testing.
This standard attempts to define the basic requirements for various application classes of PV
modules, but it cannot be considered to encompass all national or regional building codes.
The specific requirements for marine and vehicle applications are not covered. This standard
is not applicable to modules with integrated AC inverters (AC modules).
This standard is designed so that its test sequence can coordinate with those of IEC 61215 or
IEC 61646, so that a single set of samples may be used to perform both the safety and
performance evaluation of a photovoltaic module design.
The object of this document is to provide basic guidance in certifying the fundamental
construction of photovoltaic modules presented for safety approval by testing under EN
61730-2. These requirements are intended to minimise the misapplication and misuse of
modules or the breakdown of internal components which would result in fire, electric shock
and personal injury. The standard defines the basic safety construction requirements and
additional tests that are a function of the module end-use applications.
Component requirements are intended to provide evidence of performance of that component
appropriate to its application in the module construction and environment.
Cross References:IEC 60112; IEC 60189-2; IEC 60216-1; IEC 60216-5; IEC 60364-5-51; IEC 60417; IEC 60512-5-1; IEC 60512-5-2; IEC 60529; IEC 60664-1; IEC 60695-1-1; IEC 60947-1; IEC 61140:2001; IEC 61215; IEC 61646; IEC 61730-2:2004I; EC 61984; ISO 261; ISO 262; ISO 4892;
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