Photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers are usually required to conduct safety and qualification testing according to ANSI/UL 1703 or IEC 61730 and IEC 61215. These tests cannot validate products that must perform for 25 years or more in the field, however, so most PV module manufacturers perform extended reliability testing above and beyond safety and qualification testing.
To help eliminate redundant testing, industry stakeholders collaborated on the development of a standardized PV Module Quality Assurance Testing Protocol – C450, which is due to receive ANSI accreditation this year.
Join Jim Crimmins, General Manager of CFV Solar Test Laboratory and Mohsen Mahmoudysepehr, Project Manager at CSA Group, as they provide an overview of the ways in which the protocol can be applied, which include:
· Evaluation of comparative reliability among different module manufacturers or designs;
· Evaluation of comparative reliability among different module bills of materials (BOMs);
· Diagnosis of potential problems with new equipment or facilities through comparison with successful models; and
· Provision of data for ongoing quality monitoring programs after product validation.
Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm ET
Duration: 60 Minutes
Cost: Free of charge
- 19 Sep, 2018
- Kathleen Connors
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