Standardization of the CPV and car-roof PV technology in 2018 - Where are we going to go?
Where are we going to go?
The work of IEC TC82 WG7 aims for the standardization of concentrator modules, and their optics, mechanics and other advanced photovoltaic systems. These standards will be in the general areas of safety, photoelectric performance and environmental reliability tests. The standards ultimately produced should be universal and non-restrictive in their application, taking into account different environments and manufacturing technologies. In addition to the essential electrical and mechanical characteristics, standards will be written for other important factors such as thermal performance, high voltage performance, angular performance, mechanical precision, specific testing fault resistance and fault-tolerant design. Recently an expanded group started to discuss standardization of the car-roof PV.