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In addition, PV systems are challenged to provide a ied environment for new technology both in new installation modes implemented in newly built PV plant and building applications, as well as when integrated with existing buildings and infrastructure.

PV inverter product safety certifications. These products can be evaluated to the standard for the U. All the Grid Tie Inverters are accompanied with their lab test report from the country of origin. Bundling safety, performance and interoperability services results in savings of both time and money. IEC is based on UL and was expanded and updated to address cutting-edge safety aspects of PV power conversion equipment.

To compare, UL specifies approximately 20 different tests and they are not all obligatory since this standard was written ied address all forms of DGnor are they necessarily related to PV application. Climatic, mechanical tests and safety aspects for cabinets, racks, subracks and chassis IEC They can then apply the well-known UL Mark for 621109-2 U.

This must happen in parallel with technological innovation and the increased demand 62109- cleaner energy. This work includes significant revisions to the U. SMA found the opportunity to have this technical guidance to be a unique benefit of working directly with UL instead of another third-party certifier. While based on the foundation of ULIEC is somewhat different because IEC it was specifically developed to also address not only known gaps in UL but also the challenges of emerging PV power conversion technologies.

Principles, requirements and tests IEC UL will also continue to be used to evaluate non-PV power conversion equipment such as microturbines, generators, wind turbines, fuel cells, and the like.


Photovoltaic standardization

The need for only one project to complete product evaluation, testing and certification to the standard maximizes the coverage of certification budgets and accelerates product market entry.

These newer standards benefit from the lessons learned and result in state-of-the-art sets of requirements. Photovoltaic system performance monitoring EC These requirements allow products designed for the international market to more easily enter the U.

General requirements IEC Equipment to be installed outdoors IEC Standards for Balance of Systems except PV inverters: UL addresses hazard prevention at a more granular level, which allows for greater flexibility in inverter design.

The result was an evaluation addressing the classic safety challenges addressed in ULwith the additional evaluation of new risks for inverters and distributed generation products through the application of a modern, streamlined methodology. It is now the U. This approach also included areas of refinement for both construction and testing requirements present in ULwhich UL had not previously addressed. UL certifications assess not only the safety performance of an end product through testing, they also review and validate the design via a thorough assessment of the safety-critical components used in the end-product design and provide guidance if some components are not acceptable because of ratings or limitations within the certifications they have received.

SMA believes an updated UL Standard, ULrepresents a significant step forward in harmonizing power conversion equipment safety requirements with an international perspective.

Other national differences include references to UL for grid interactive product requirements and expansion of the requirements for multi-mode products that operate both grid-tied and stand-alone. In particular, SMA helped develop the requirement for current measurement in combination with the ground fault detecter interrupter GFDIwhich provides additional safety aspects for the detection of ground faults, while an increasing leakage current can be detected and monitored much earlier.

In addition to the harmonization of both standards, Iex and UL have major positive cost impacts for international inverter iiec.

NEC requirements for electrical power system compatibility. Utilities and authorities having jurisdiction AHJs require distributed generation that is reliable, safe, compatible with the jec of the National Electrical Code NECand has been tested and constructed to withstand the rigors of daily, full power operation without significant amounts of downtime.


Since UL has not been released, an alternative had to be identified. UL evaluates for safety risks including from electric shock and fire.

New Inverters Benefit from the Updated UL 62109 Standard

The following standards list requirements for solar inverters such as the desired nameplate information, requirements for safe operation of inverters, procedures for measuring efficiency, general standard for inverters connected in independent power system, and many other requirements. UL specifies more than 50 different tests, which is significantly more than specified by UL Surge Protective Devices connected to the D.

In summary, achieving UL certifications to product safety standards help manufacturers like SMA demonstrate 62109-22 a product operates more safely with expected normal use, as well as under foreseeable abnormal conditions.

In the end-product application, UL 622109-2 Components may sometimes need additional evaluation to function correctly and safely due to the environment in which they reside. Leading organizations involved in developing standards, in the field 62109- solar power are:.

Photovoltaic off-grid application IEC Ed. PV industry soon, with the main initiator 621099-2 the release of the second part of the standard.

UL will retain the requirements for grid interactive products, including the linkage and references to the IEEE series of standards. Testing and measurement techniques — Surge immunity test IEC General requirementspublished in As PV systems become more intelligent and commonplace in electrical power systems, they must also become more adaptive to changing grid conditions and environmental stresses, and provide longer lifetime durations while remaining cost competitive with existing traditional power generation sources.

Generators — Photovoltaic generators IEC All of these factors result in less project coordination time and ultimately, a faster product launch. Particular requirements for inverterspublished in