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    Certified Product

    • Product

      Photovoltaic modules: see below

    • Certificate Holder

      SunPower Corporation

    • Test Mark Number

      1111216353

    The test entails:

    1. IEC 61215

      The IEC 61215, respectively EN 61215, comprises the examination of all parameters which are responsible for the ageing of PV modules and describes the various qualification tests on the basis of the artificial load of the materials. In particular one differs between the following load groups:

      Sunlight incl. UV
      Climate (changing of climates, coldness, warmth, humidity)
      Mechanical load (hail, wind suction, wind pressure, snow)

      The tests are judged to be passed, if after the qualification tests no major visual defects are detected and the output power has not or only slightly degraded from its initial value.

      The qualification certificate corresponding to IEC 61215 has gained acceptance in the past few years as the quality symbol for crystalline PV modules. Nowadays such a certificate is required for most national and international funding programs.
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    2. IEC 61730

      The standard IEC 61730 comprises the requirements for the design and the testing of PV modules regarding the qualification for the safe electrical and mechanical operation throughout their expected lifetime. The test sequences of the IEC 61730 are designed such that they can co-ordinate with those of the IEC 61215 (PV modules - design qualification and type approval) and the test samples may be used for the performance as well as for the safety qualification. Among the test categories are:

      Environmental stress

      Besides the basic tests, the standard foresees additional tests that depend on the module end-use applications, which are categorized in classes A, B and C.

      The tests are judged to be passed, if the test applied would not result into potential electric shock, fire and personal injury.

      The IEC 61730 comprises all tests that are required for the determination of the protection class according to IEC 61140.

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    3. Regular Production Surveillance

      In order to ensure that products initially tested and certified by TÜV Rheinland continue to be produced in consistent quality, the production is inspected at regular intervals. The procedures in the production premises are inspected, such as the purchasing of components (supplier assessment), the individual processing stages and pre-delivery inspections. The use of the keyword "Regular Production Surveillance" confirms that the production has been subjected to such inspections.

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    Certification

    Product "Photovoltaic modules, SPR-MAX2-xxx, SPR-MAX2-xxx-BLK, SPR-MAX2-xxx-COM (xxx = 340 - 400 in steps of 5, 104 cells) with mono cells (125 mm x 125 mm): SPR-MAX3-xxx, SPR-MAX3-xxx-BLK, SPR-MAX3-xxx-COM SPR-Exxx, SPR-Exxx-BLK, SPR-Xxxx, SPR-Xxxx-BLK (xxx = 340 - 400 in steps of 5, 104 cells) SPR-Eyy-xxx, SPR-Eyy-xxx-BLK, SPR-Eyy-xxx-COM SPR-Xyy-xxx, SPR-Xyy-xxx-BLK, SPR-Xyy-xxx-COM (xxx = 327 - 370 in steps of 1, 96 cells) (yy = 20, 21 or 22) xxx represent output power in Wp SPR-P17-xxx-COM with mono cut cells (158.75 mm x 25 mm): with poly cut cells (156.75 mm x 25 mm): (xxx = 350 - 355 in steps of 5, 83x6 cells) SPR-P3-xxx-COM (xxx = 400 - 415 in steps of 5, 80x6 cells) SPR-P3-xxx, SPR-P3-xxx-BLK (xxx = 310 - 335 in steps of 5, 66x6 cells) with mono cut cells (156.75 mm x 25 mm): SPR-P19-xxx-COM (xxx = 380 - 415 in steps of 5, 81x6 cells) xxx represent output power in Wp SPR-Eyy-xxx, SPR-Eyy-xxx-BLK, SPR-Eyy-xxx-COM (xxx = 435 - 485 in steps of 1, 128 cells) with mono cells (125 mm x 125 mm): SPR-Xyy-xxx, SPR-Xyy-xxx-BLK, SPR-Xyy-xxx-COM (yy = 20, 21 or 22) with mono cut cells (158.75 mm x 25 mm): SPR-P3-xxx-COM-1500 (xxx = 400 - 415 in steps of 5, 80x6 cells) xxx represent output power in Wp SPR-P19-xxx, SPR-P19-xxx-BLK (xxx = 310 - 335 in steps of 5, 67x6 cells) with mono cut cells (156.75 mm x 25 mm) SPV-P19-xxx, SPV-P19-xxx-BLK xxx represent output power in Wp with mono cut cells (158.75 mm x 25 mm): SPR-P3-xxx-COM xxx = 400 - 420 in steps of 5, 80x6 cells) xxx represent output power in Wp with mono cut cells (158.75 mm x 25 mm): SPR-P3-xxx-COM-1500 xxx = 400 - 420 in steps of 5, 80x6 cells) xxx represent output power in Wp with mono cells (125 mm x 125 mm): SPR-E19-xxx-COM xxx = 420 - 435 in steps of 5, 128 cells) xxx represent output power in Wp with mono cells (161.7 x 161.7 mm): SPR-MAX5-xxx, SPR-MAX5-xxx-z (xxx = 430 – 450 in steps of 5, 72 cells) SPR-MAX5-xxx, SPR-MAX5-xxx-z (xxx = 385 – 410 in steps of 5, 66 cells) (xxx = represent output power in Wp) (z = BLK or COM)" as named in the certificate was tested by TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH and fulfills the defined requirements.

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    SunPower Corporation

    51 Rio Robles
    95134 San Jose
    United States