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1.39 – Standards in Photovoltaic Technology

The IEC standards relevant to photovoltaic technology are reviewed. A short historical background of the development of TC82 within IEC is given. The standards relevant for the following areas are reviewed and discussed in detail: performance and calibration, reliability, energy rating and concentrating terrestrial PV. In the outlook the future development in this field is outlined. The appendix contains a detailed list of all relevant IEC standards published as well as standardization work currently in progress.