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The revised IEC 61215 and IEC 61730

Year 2016 was a milestone in for solar PV industry with the revision on photovoltaic (PV) module standards. The new IEC 61215 standard, which came into effect in March 2016, has brought deep changes in the certification procedure to comply with the actual requirements of the industry. It now aligns the requirements for crystalline Si and various thin-film technologies for manufacturers and provides clearer structure of general requirements, test methods, and technology specific parts.

Subsequently the new IEC 61730, the standard for Solar PV module safety and adopted in August 2016, provides minimum design requirements to assure the safety of the product during its operation. It has served as the initial bridge between the European and American guidelines, but the new revision will provide clearer requirements and consideration of new technology.

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