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IEEE 1361 Guide for Selection, Charging, Test and Evaluation of Lead-Acid
Batteries Used in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic Systems

IEEE 1361 is published and available from IEEE. To purchase this standard or for information about pricing and availability, go to the IEEE store and search for this standard by number. For questions about this standard, contact Peter McNutt. For questions about SCC21 standards development and new projects, contact SCC21 Secretary Tom Basso.


Standard Title:
IEEE 1361TM-2003 IEEE Guide for Selection, Charging, Test and Evaluation of Lead-Acid Batteries Used in Stand-Alone Photovoltaic (PV) Systems.

Scope:
This guide contains a tutorial on lead-acid battery technology, battery charging characteristics, and a laboratory test procedure to evaluate charge parameters and battery performance. The information on lead-acid battery designs and environmental characteristics is provided to help the PV system designer make appropriate battery decisions. PV system parameters and operating conditions are discussed. Charging parameters related to PV systems are also suggested to help in the selection of appropriate test setpoints. Finally, a performance test to verify the battery test setpoints and performance is provided, including discussions on how to interpret test results. This guide is applicable to all stand-alone PV systems where PV is the only charging source. This guide does not include PV hybrid systems.

Purpose:
This document provides guidance in understanding lead-acid battery charging requirements in relation to the operational parameters that affect overall PV system design and battery performance. This document will aid in battery selection, evaluation, PV system design, and provide a test plan for evaluating the selected battery.

(Last modified 09/12/2012 Komomua)