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CQC Photovoltaic (PV) Product Certification

Photovoltaic (PV) Product Certification Overview

China Quality Certification Center (CQC) is the national certification body (NCB) of China, and it is authorized by Certification and Accreditation Administration of China (CNCA) to conduct PV product certification.

               

1     CQC Golden Sun Mark of PV Product

    In July 2009, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Science and Technology, and the National Energy Administration jointly issued "Notice on the Implementation of Golden Sun Demonstration Project" and decided to adopt a combination of financial subsidies, technological support and market driven approach to speed up technological improvement and scale-up development of domestic PV power generation industry. As specified in the Notice, prerequisite for obtaining financial subsidy is that "PV modules, controllers, inverters, batteries and other major equipment used in the project must be approved by the certification body designated by the government"

    Golden Sun Mark can be affixed to PV products after obtaining CQC certification. The certified product is thus qualified to apply for the state "Golden Sun Project" subsidies and use CQC certification as the basis for bidding.

 

 

 

 

                  (CQC Golden Sun Mark)

 2   CQC contracted labs for PV product certification

     No.

Lab

 Contracted projects

   

       1

No.18 Research Institute of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation

Crystalline silicon terrestrial PV modules

Thin-film terrestrial PV modules

Junction box

Storage batteries for PV energy systems (PVES)

 

      2

PV and Wind Power Systems Quality Test Center of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Crystalline silicon terrestrial PV modules

Thin-film terrestrial PV modules

Controller/Inverter

PV stand-alone systems

Junction box

 

      3

Shenzhen Electronic Product Quality Testing Center

Crystalline silicon terrestrial PV modules

Thin-film terrestrial PV modules

Controller/Inverter

PV stand-alone systems

Junction box

Storage batteries for PV energy systems (PVES)

 

 

      4

National Solar PV Product Quality Supervision and Inspection Center

Crystalline silicon terrestrial PV modules

Thin-film terrestrial PV modules

Controller/Inverter

PV stand-alone systems

Junction box

Storage batteries for PV energy systems (PVES)

 

5

Photoelectric Product Testing Center of Yangzhou

Crystalline silicon terrestrial PV modules

Thin-film terrestrial PV modules

Junction box

6

China National Center for Quality Supervision and Test of Electrical Control and Distribution Equipment

On-grid Inverter

7

State Grid Electric Power Research Institute

On-grid Inverter

 

3   The Scope of CQC PV Product Certification

Certification scope

Standards

Sample requests

Test time

Crystalline silicon terrestrial PV modules

GB/T 9535-1998 (IEC 61215-2005)

Crystalline silicon terrestrial PV modules - Design qualification and type approval

8 complete PV modules

3 months

Thin-film terrestrial PV modules

GB/T 18911-2002(IEC 61646-2008)

Thin-film terrestrial PV modules - Design qualification and type approval

8 complete PV modules

3 months

PV module safety requirements

IEC 61730-2-2004

PV module safety qualification - Part 2: Requirements for testing

7 complete samples + 11 back sheets + 6 junction boxes + 1 wiring cable

3 months

Junction box

EC 61730-1-2004

PV module safety qualification - Part 2: Requirements for construction

11 complete samples

3 months

IEC 61730-2-2004

PV module safety qualification - Part 2: Requirements for testing

PV stand-alone systems

IEC 62124-2004

PV stand-alone systems - Design verification

1 complete sample

2 month

Controller/Inverter

GB/T 19064-2003

Solar home system specifications and test procedure

CNCA/CTS 0006-2010(IEC 62109-1:2010)

Safety of power converters for use in PV power systems - Part 1: General requirements

1 complete sample

1 month

CNCA/CTS 0004-2009

Technical Specification and Test Method of Grid-connected PV inverter below 400V

Grid-connected PV inverter

GB/T 19939-2005

Technical requirements for grid connection of PV system

1 complete sample

1 month

CNCA/CTS 0006-2010(IEC 62109-1:2010)

Safety of power converters for use in PV power systems - Part 1: General requirements

IEC 62116-2008

Test procedure of islanding prevention measures for utility-interconnected PV inverters

CNCA/CTS 0004-2009

Technical Specification and Test Method of Grid-connected PV inverter below 400V

Storage batteries for PV energy systems (PVES)

GB/T 22473-2008

Lead-acid storage batteries used for energy storage

4~7 samples

2 months

IEC 61427-2005

Secondary cells and batteries for PV energy systems (PVES) - General requirements and methods of test

 

New Service

PV power station is a big investment with many construction procedures, and requirements for its operation reliability are very high as well. As PV module is one of the main parts of PV power station, apart from certification of PV modules, PV power station’s assurance of quality and reliability depend also on second-party audit of PV modules. CQC has already provided some big PV power station projects in China with such kind of quality control service for PV modules, including factory monitoring and quality checking through whole PV module produce and transfer procedure.

1  Whole-process quality control of PV module

1)Checking for critical components of PV module

2)Checking for critical production process of PV module

3)Checking for qualified PV module in factory

4)  Certification body provide sampling proposal for owner of PV station

 

2   On-the-spot quality control for PV power station

1)Unload supervision of PV module on space of power station

2)Monitor short circuit current of PV module by sampling method

3)I-V curve test for sub-array of PV power station

4)Acceptance checking for PV power station is according to IEC 62446 or CNCA/CTS0004-2010

 

 

 

Contact:

Zhang Daoquan                       Kang Wei

Tel: (+86 10)8388 6658                 Tel: (+86-10) 8388 6313

Mobile: (+86 10)1330 1373 795          Mobile: (+86) 136 9356 8687

E-mail: zhangdq@cqc.com.cn          E-mail: kangwei@cqc.com.cn

Contact:

Zhang Yi

Tel: (+86-10) 8388 6589

Mobile: (+86) 136 8310 9661

E-mail: zhangyi888@cqc.com.cn

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