Valid Evidence for Assessing Conformity with IEC TS 62257-9-8

Technical Notes Issue 33

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Specification (TS) 62257-9-8 contains the internationally recognized quality standards for standalone solar energy kits rated up to 350 Wp. A valid test report with results from laboratory testing to the test methods outlined in IEC TS 62257-9-5 must be reviewed to determine whether a product meets the quality standards.

This Technical Note is a guidance document for those that review and assess reports of laboratory testing to IEC 62257-9-5, including companies that provide pre-shipment verification of conformity (PVOC) services. We recommend these parties use this document when reviewing test reports for standalone solar energy kits that have undergone quality testing to assess compliance with IEC TS 62257-9-8 or the Lighting Global Quality Standards.