CALL FOR COMMENTS | Feedback on proposed changes to the draft quality standards

Lighting Global Quality Assurance is seeking your feedback on proposed changes to the draft quality standards that are currently under review by the IEC. As discussed in prior outreach, we submitted a draft of IEC/TS 62257-13-1 last September for consideration by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). This document is largely aligned with the Lighting Global Quality Standards and once adopted by the IEC, will be referenced by the Lighting Global program to cover both pico-products and solar home system (SHS) kits up to and including 350 Wp.

We are currently updating the draft of IEC/TS 62257-13-1 in response to comments from the IEC committee members and recent safety incidents. In the process, we are investigating increased PV and battery safety requirements to include in the revised draft for submission to the IEC. We are also considering including additional labeling and performance reporting requirements. As we consider potential changes we have drawn from research conducted by the Lighting Global QA team and advice from battery and PV experts from Fraunhofer ISE, Intertek, SMQ, the IEC, and GOGLA’s Technology Working Group. We would now like your feedback on the proposed changes.

To provide feedback, please review the list of changes proposed in this document and then complete the survey to submit your comments. Please submit comments by 17 May 2019. We value your feedback and plan to use the insight you provide to ensure that the final document best meets the needs of our wide range of stakeholders.

We additionally invite you to join a webinar co-hosted with GOGLA on Monday 13 May from 16:30 – 18:00 CEST to discuss these topics, with a special focus on battery safety. Arne Jacobson of Lighting Global QA will present on the proposed changes to the requirements in the Lighting Global Quality Standards / IEC 62257-13-1. He will then be joined in a discussion panel by Jit Bhattacharya of Fenix International and Stephan Lux of Fraunhofer ISE, followed by a Q&A with attendees. For call-in details, visit https://www.lightingglobal.org/work-with-us/shape-the-sector-and-the-quality-standards/ or contact qa@lightingglobal.org.