Trackers certification process

09 Aug 2020 view in spanishspanish

Nowadays, CERE leads the trackers certification in Spain, working with the main trackers, drives and control unit manufacturers in the country.

The mandatory milestones for product certification are:

  • Full tracker certification according to the specific standard for trackers.
    • IEC 62817: 2014 + A1: 2017, Photovoltaic systems. Design qualification of solar trackers.
  • Component Certification:
    • Control unit
      • Safety (different Standards could be applied to fulfil safety requirements)
        • IEC 60204-1: 2016, Safety of machinery - Electrical equipment of machines - Part 1: General requirements.
        • IEC 62109-1: 2010 Safety of power converters for use in photovoltaic power systems - Part 1: General requirements
        • IEC 61010-1: 2010 + AMD1: 2016 Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use - Part 1: General requirements.
      • EMC
        • IEC 61000-6-2: 2016 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-2: Generic standards - Immunity standard for industrial environments.
        • IEC 61000-6-4: 2018 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) - Part 6-4: Generic standards - Emission standard for industrial environments.
      • Product applicable Standard
        • IEC 62817: 2014 + A1: 2017, Photovoltaic systems. Design qualification of solar trackers. Chapter 9.
    • Drives (can be validated separately and marketed to different tracker manufacturers. Validation is done in accordance with the standard and section below mentioned)
      • IEC 62817: 2014 + A1: 2017, Photovoltaic systems. Design qualification of solar trackers. Chapter 8.5
  • USA and UL market (Collaboration with NRTL Solar PTL)
    • UL 3703: 2015 STANDARD FOR SAFETY. Solar Trackers.

CERE is accredited as a testing laboratory and certification entity for the tracker solution, both nationally and internationally. In addition to being NCB and CBTL accredited for safety standards

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  • IEC 60204-1: 2016
  • IEC 62109-1: 2010
  • IEC 61010-1: 2010 + AMD1: 2016

CERE´s accreditation can be checked at: https://cerecertification.com/en/accreditations

In addition, CERE has been participating in the development of photovoltaic tracker standards since 2015. The standard “IEC 62817: 2014 + A1: 2017, Photovoltaic systems. Design qualification of solar trackers” is currently under review and CERE participates in the working group in charge of this development. Another standard that is being developed and in which CERE is actively participating is the product safety standard for photovoltaic trackers.

About us

CERE is an independent testing, simulation, certification and inspection body that was originally set up as a Certification Entity for Renewable Energies in 2015. Our services include technical assessment, inspection, testing, simulation and certification according safety, EMC, grid quality, grid connection requirements, design certification and complete installations certificates.

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