DIN Standards Committee Heating and Ventilation Technology and their Safety
DIN EN 12975-1
Thermal solar systems and components - Solar collectors - Part 1: General requirements; German version EN 12975-1:2006+A1:2010
Thermische Solaranlagen und ihre Bauteile - Kollektoren - Teil 1: Allgemeine Anforderungen; Deutsche Fassung EN 12975-1:2006+A1:2010
This European Standard specifies requirements in regards to durability (including mechanical strength), reliability and safety for liquid heating solar collectors. It also includes provisions for evaluation of conformity to these requirements. The standard is not applicable to those collectors in which the thermal storage unit is an integral part of the collector to such an extent, that the collection process cannot be separated from the storage process for the purpose of making measurements of these two processes. The standard is basically applicable to concentrating collectors; thermal performance testing as given in EN 12975-2:2006, 6.3. (quasi dynamic testing) is also applicable to most concentrating collector designs, from stationary non-imaging concentrators as CPCs to high concentrating tracking designs.