FuturaSun photovoltaic modules passed successfully the new certification process at TÜV Rheinland Cologne!
FuturaSun PV-Modules passed all 60 Quality-Tests (!) at the TÜV laboratories in Germany.
FuturaSun is the first manufacturer which has completed the qualification in Europe for the new international standards IEC 61215:2016 and IEC 61730:2016 at TÜV Rheinland Cologne. The revised IEC 61215 has brought deep changes in the certification procedure to comply with the actual requirements of the industry. The new IEC 61730, the standard for Solar PV module safety, provides minimum design requirements to assure the safety of the product during its operation.
The most important aspects of the new certification:
- NOCT becomes NMOT (Nominal Module Operating Temperature)
- Pmax, Isc, Voc are confirmed by lab measurements
- Changed criteria for the 1500 V certification
- New impulse voltage test: to verify the capability of the module insulation to withstand atmospheric over-voltages
- Mechanical load with safety factor of 1.5x
- New Ignitability test
- Increased insulation requirements
- Cold conditioning and Dry Heat conditioning
- Maximum reference temperatures for all module components
- Verification that the materials used in the module will not show creep or lose adhesion during high operational temperatures in the field
- Terminations can withstand stresses caused by assembly or handling operations
New Ignitability test
Snow load test
He graduated in Aerospace Engineering. He has 13 years of experience in photovoltaic sector, in particular in module production, certification and technical testing.
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