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IEEE 1526 Recommended Practice for Testing the Performance
of Stand Alone Photovoltaic Systems

IEEE 1526 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 1526TM-2003, Recommended Practice For Testing the Performance of Stand Alone Photovoltaic Systems.

Scope:
The test methods and procedures included in this document cover stand-alone photovoltaic systems. Procedures provided are for conducting performance testing of individual components and complete systems. The methodology includes testing the system outdoors in prevailing conditions and indoors under simulated conditions.

Purpose:
This recommended practice provides test methods and procedures for determining stand-alone photovoltaic system performance and conducting design verification. Test procedures provided in this document are intended to assist designers, manufacturers, system integrators, users, and laboratories in conducting these performance tests.

(Last modified 09/12/2012 Komomua)