IEC 61853-3:2018 

Photovoltaic (PV) module performance testing and energy rating - Part 3: Energy rating of PV modules


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IEC 61853-3:2018 describes the calculation of PV module energy rating values. The purpose of this document is to define a methodology to determine the PV module energy output (watt-hours), and the climatic specific energy rating (dimensionless) for a complete year at maximum power operation for the reference climatic profile(s) given in IEC 61853-4. It is applied to determine a specific module output in a standard reference climatic profile for the purposes of comparison of rated modules.

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rural electrification

solar power


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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2018-08-30
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 82 - Solar photovoltaic energy systemsrss
ICS27.160 - Solar energy engineering
Stability date  2022
File size1297 KB

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