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Standard 1703, Edition 3

Standard for Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panels

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Standard 1703, Edition 3 Edition Date: January 04, 2011 $314.00-$391.00
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Subject 1703

Bulletin Dated: January 4, 2011


The following topics were discussed at the meeting of the Standards Technical Panel for Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panels. Note that the topics have been renumbered and reordered since the agenda was issued on November 9, 2010:

1. The Roles and Responsibilities of a Standards Technical Panel

2. Discussion of International Harmonization (US adoption of IEC standards)

3. Addition of a Mechanical Loading Test Deflection Parameter

4. Additional Meeting Topic - Flammability of PV Roofing Products Presentation

5. Revisions to Grounding Requirements

6. Current Status of Harmonization with IEC 61730-1 and IEC 61730-2

7. Discussion of Revised Test to Address Creep for the New Thermoplastic Materials Being Used in the Construction of Photovoltaic (PV) Modules

8. Revisions to the Dielectric Test

9. Deletion of the Water Resistant Requirement from the Water Spray Test

10. Revisions to the Humidity Test, Section 36

11. Discussion of the Outline of Investigation for Rack Mounting Systems and Clamping Devices for Flat-Plate Photovoltaic Modules and Panels, Subject 2703, to be proposed as an ANSI-Approved Standard

12. Discussion of New Power Conversion Equipment Normal and Abnormal Operation Conditions Impact on PV Modules

13. Additional Meeting Topic Regarding Maintaining the Consistency between the National Electrical Code and UL 1703

14. Additional Meeting Topic Regarding an Update/Summary of all UL 1703 Standards Activities

15. Additional Meeting Topic Regarding a Review and Clarification of UL 1703 Performance Requirements

16. Additional Meeting Topic Regarding an Addition of Retest Guidelines for Informational Purposes

17. Additional Meeting Topic Regarding a Review of the Diode Requirements in UL 1703

18. Additional Meeting Topic Regarding the Development of PV-Specific Requirements for Overcurrent Protection Devices

19. Additional Meeting Topic Regarding Thermal Cycling in UL 1703

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