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Designation:C22.2 NO. 61730-1
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Review start date:Jul 9, 2019
Review end date:Sep 7, 2019
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
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CSA C22.2 No. 61730 specifies and describes the fundamental construction requirements for photovoltaic (PV) modules in order to provide safe electrical and mechanical operation. Specific topics are provided to assess the prevention of electrical shock, fire hazards, and personal injury due to mechanical and environmental stresses.

CSA C22.2 No. 61730-1 pertains to the particular requirements of  construction. This Standard series lays down requirements of terrestrial photovoltaic modules suitable for long-term operation in open-air climates. This standard is intended to apply to all terrestrial flat plate module materials such as crystalline silicon module types as well as thin-film modules. PV modules covered by this standard are limited to a maximum DC system voltage of 1500 V. CSA C22.2 No. 61730-1 Standard does not address specific requirements for products that combine a PV module with power conversion equipment, monitoring or control electronics, such as integrated inverters, converters or output disabling functions. While parts of this standard may be applicable to flat plate PV modules with internally generated low level concentration below 3 times, it was not written specifically to address these concerns. CSA C22.2 No. 61730-1 Standard is designed to coordinate with the test sequences in the CAN/CSA-IEC 61215: 18 series, so that a single set of samples may be used to perform both the safety and qualification of a photovoltaic module design.

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