Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, Ministry of Economic Affairs on January 7, 2021 announced an update to the PV Taiwan Plus Technical Specification, which became effective immediately. It sets out the requirements for the safety, power generation function, reliability, carbon footprint, etc. of PV (photovoltaic) modules. Here are the changes introduced in the updated specification:
Update to required output performance of PV modules
Required output performance of PV modules for 2022 onward for “crystalline silicon cells”, “crystalline silicon cells (M10 cells)” and “thin film cells” are newly specified in Section 5. Below is an excerpt of Table 1 “Required output performance of crystalline silicon PV modules” from the specification:
|Module type||Maximum output of a module (Wp)||Module size|
|60-cell 6-inch monocrystalline PV module||310||320||330||340||350||≤ 1.8 m × 1.15 m|
|60-cell 6-inch polycrystalline PV module||295||305||315||325||335||≤ 1.8 m × 1.15 m|
|72-cell 6-inch monocrystalline PV module||374||380||395||405||415||≤ 2.2 m × 1.15 m|
|72-cell 6-inch polycrystalline PV module||354||360||375||385||395||≤ 2.2 m × 1.15 m|
New requirements for the safety and performance of solar cells
The following provision has been added to Section 8:
Solar cells used in crystalline silicon PV modules must satisfy the requirements of the TAIWAN Solar Cell Technical Specification (*).
Note: “Verification documents” in Section 1, Paragraph 3 of this specification means all the following documents:
- Model test report
- Factory inspection report, quality certificate of the factory’s quality management system, or other documentation approved by the Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, Ministry of Economic Affairs.
- Technical documentation for the product provided by the cell manufacturer.
(*) The TAIWAN Solar Cell Technical Specification (in traditional Chinese) is available at: https://www.bsmi.gov.tw/wSite/public/Data/f1545218887197.pdf
The full text of the updated specification (in traditional Chinese) is available at: