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    INSTALLATION MANUAL OF STANDARD SOLAR MODULES For professional use merely

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    | 1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION |3 1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION |3 1.1 INSTALLATION MANUAL DISCLAIMER |3 1.2 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY |3 2.0 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS |3 3.0 MECHANICAL / ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS |4 4.0 unpack AND STORAGE |5 5.0 MODULE INSTALLATION |6 5.1 MODULE WIRING |7 5.2 GROUNDING |9 6.0 MOUNTING INSTRUCTIONS |10 6.1 wax method acting : BOLTING |11 7.0 MAINTENANCE |13 AMENDED EDITIONS AND DATES EN-Rev IM/GN-AM-EN/1.1 Copyright © October 2017. canadian Solar Inc .

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    |3 1.0 GENERAL INFORMATION connection with handling PV modules, system facility, or submission or non-compliance with the instructions set forth in this manual. This general manual provides crucial safety information relating to the initiation, maintenance and handling of CS-series solar modules. 2.0 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Professional installer must read these guidelines carefully and strictly follow these instructions .

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    | good morning dew, take allow measures to prevent body of water entrance into the · Do not connect or disconnect modules when stream from the modules or an external source is present. connection. Do not allow children or unauthorized persons near the installation locate or storage area of modules. · Do not install modules in strong wind. 3.

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    |5 alternatively, a more accurate correction divisor for modules under any circumstances. Localized heavy the open-circuit electric potential can be calculated using the loads may cause severe micro-cracks at cell level, following formula : which in change state may compromise faculty dependability and void Canadian Solar Inc ’ s guarantee .

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    | Inc. modules, provides the mounting system does · A nameplate is besides affixed to the rear of each mo- not violate any other requirements of this manual. dule. This nameplate specifies the model type, a well as the main electric and condom characteristics of the module. · Any mounting system limitations on inclination or accessories required to maintain a specific System Fire Class Rating should be clearly specified in the initiation instructions and UL 2703 authentication 5 .

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    |7 · Modules can be wired in series to increase electric potential OPTIMUM ORIENTATION AND TILT or in analogue to increase current. To connect modules in series, connect the cables from the positive · To maximize your annual succumb, find out the terminal of one module to the damaging terminal optimum orientation course and lean for PV modules of the future module. To connect in parallel, in your region .

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    | moisture penetration inside the connectors. offers optional cable specifications to match assorted system configurations. Recommended system cable · For CS3U and CS3K series modules, Canadian Solar Inc .

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    |9 CORRECT CONNECTION OF PLUG CONNECTORS · Do not place connectors in locations where water system could easily accumulate. · Make certain that all connections are dependable and by rights mated. The PV connection should not be subjected to stress from the outside. Connectors should only be used to connect the racing circuit. They 5.2 ground should never be used to turn the circuit on and off. · For grounding requirements in North America, · Connectors are not raincoat when unmated .

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    | GROUNDING METHOD : BOLT + TOOTHED NUT + CUP WASHER. 1. To fix the wire between 2. then tighten the bang the flat washer and using the erose addict. cup washer, place the cup washer ( concave side up ) between the frame and the wire .

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    | 11 ( rebuff shifts may be necessity to access module requirements. grounding holes ). · The loads described in this manual correspond Mounting method : run off to test loads. For installations complying with IEC 61215-2 : 2016 and UL 1703, a safety factor of 1.5 should be applied for calculating the equivalent maximal authorized invention loads. visualize plan Bolt Washer loads depend on construction, applicable standards, location and local climate .

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    | table 3-1 : Approved bolting methods Bolting on short-change frame side using four standard mounting holes. Mounting rails run sheer to the long human body english. An extra hold stripe should be placed below the module as shown below. Bolting on short frame side using four standard mounting holes. Mounting rails run parallel to the long frame side .

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    | 13 7.0 MAINTENANCE · Do not make modifications to any components of the PV faculty ( diode, junction box, punch connectors or others ). · regular sustenance is required to keep modules clear of snow, bird droppings, seeds, pollen, leaves, branches, dirt spots, and dust. · Modules with sufficient joust ( at least 15° ), broadly may not require scavenge ( rain will have a selfcleaning effect ) .

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    INSTALLATION MANUAL ANNEX OF STANDARD SOLAR MODULES For professional practice only

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    2| ANNEX A : alternative MOUNTING METHODS |3 MOUNTING METHOD A : clamp |3 MOUNTING METHOD B : INSERTION SYSTEMS |14 MOUNTING METHOD C : center MOUNTING METHOD WITH THIRD PARTY TRACKER |17 ANNEX B : ALTERNATIVE GROUNDING METHODS |17 ANNEX C : MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL RATINGS |19 ANNEX D : MODULE CLEANING GUIDELINES |24 AMENDED EDITIONS AND DATES |25 INSTALLATION MANUAL DISCLAIMER The information contained in this manual is subject to change by Canadian Solar Inc. without prior notice .

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    |3 ANNEX A : alternative MOUNTING METHODS All the basic requirements of the main facility for load calculations and for proper design of manual should apply to the alternative mounting defend structure. methods, unless differently specified. · canadian Solar Inc. ’ s guarantee may be void in cases The loads described in this manual corresponds where improper clamps or undesirable initiation to test loads. For installations complying with IEC methods are found .

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    4| Clamp Rail Module frame Min. 15 millimeter lap width Table A CS6X-P and CS6X-M A1 A1 A1 A1 range = ( 340 – 550 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift load ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce load ≤ 2400 Pa A2 A2 Use four clamps on the short-change side. Mounting rails run twin to the farseeing side skeletal system. A2 range = ( 200 – 250 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift load ≤ 1800 Pa Downforce burden ≤ 2400 Pa A1 rate = ( 410 – 490 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift load ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce lode ≤ 5400 Pa A1 A2 A1 Use four clamps on the long side.

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    |5 A1 A2 A2 A1 Use two clamps on the long slope and two clamps on the short side. Mounting rails run perpendicular to the long side skeletal system. A1 range = ( 300 – 550 ) millimeter A2 range = ( 200 – 250 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift load ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce load ≤ 2400 Pa CS3U-P, CS3U-MS, CS6U-P and CS6U-M A1 A1 A1 A2 A2 A1 A1 A1 Use four clamps on the long side. Mounting rails run sheer to the long side skeletal system. Use two clamps on the long side and two clamps on the short side .

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    6| A1 A1 A1 A2 A2 A2 A2 A1 Use four clamps on the long side. Mounting rails run parallel to the long english frame. Use four clamps on the short side and two clamps on the hanker side. An extra subscribe bar should be placed below the focus on of the faculty .

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    |7 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 Use four clamps on the abruptly side. Use four clamps on the curtly english and two clamps on the long side. An extra support bar should be placed below the center of the module. A2 range = ( 0 – 250 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift load ≤ 2000 Pa Downforce load < 2000 Pa A2 stove = ( 200 – 250 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift load ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce warhead ≤ 5400 Pa A1 A1 A1 A1 A3 A4 A4 A5 A3 A4 A4 A5 Use four clamps on the long side .

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    8| Rail-less clamping for CS3K-P, CS3K-MS, CS6K-P, CS6K-M, CS6K-MS Cantilever Span Span Cantilever Support Rafter 24 inches ( 0.61 meter ) Clamp Interlock Landscape installation, clamping on long side skeletal system. Mounting Orientation Max Span Max Cantilever length Downforce Uplift 72 inches ( 1.83 megabyte ) 24 inches ( 0.61 thousand ) 2200 Pa 1400 Pa 64 inches ( 1.63 meter ) 21.3 inches ( 0.54 megabyte ) 2400 Pa 1400 Pa 48 inches ( 1.22 molarity ) 16 inches ( 0.41 molarity ) 3400 Pa 1800 Pa 32 inches ( 0.81 megabyte ) 10.7 inches ( 0 .

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    |9 CS1K-MS A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 A1 Use four clamps on the long side. Mounting rails run perpendicularly to the hanker side frame. Use four clamps on the hanker side. Mounting rails run parallel to the long side ensnare .

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    10 | A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 Use four clamps on the short side. Use four clamps on the short side and two clamps on the long side. An extra hold barricade should be placed below the center of the module. A2 rate = ( 0 – 250 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift load ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce load ≤ 2400 Pa A2 range = ( 200 – 250 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift load ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce load ≤ 5400 Pa A1 A1 A3 A4 A4 A5 A1 A1 A3 A4 A4 A5 Use four clamps on the long english .

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    | 11 CS6V-P, CS6V-M and CS6V-MS A1 A1 A1 A2 A2 A2 A2 A1 Use four clamps on the long side. Mounting rails run perpendicularly to the retentive side frame. Use four clamps on the short side. Mounting rails run parallel to the long side skeletal system .

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    12 | A1 A1 A3 A4 A4 A5 A1 A1 A3 A4 A4 A5 Use four clamps on the hanker side. Mounting rails run twin to the long side frame. Use six clamps on the long side. Mounting rails run perpendicularly to the long side frame. A1 range = ( 240 – 330 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift lode ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce load ≤ 4000 Pa A3 range = ( 80 –380 ) millimeter A5 range = ( 80 –380 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift load ≤ 4000 Pa Downforce burden ≤ 6000 Pa CS1V-MS A1 A1 A1 A2 A2 A2 A2 A1 Use four clamps on the hanker side .

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    | 13 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 A2 Use four clamps on the short side. Use four clamps on the short-change side and two clamps on the long side. An extra support bar should be placed below the center of the module. A2 range = ( 0 – 210 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift burden ≤ 2000 Pa Downforce load ≤ 2000 Pa A2 rate = ( 170 – 210 ) millimeter Maximum Load : Uplift warhead ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce load ≤ 5400 Pa A1 A1 A1 A1 Use four clamps on the long side. Mounting rails run latitude to the long side frame .

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    14 | MOUNTING METHOD B : interpolation SYSTEMS Do not bend the module frame. Do not touch the front glass or vomit shadow onto it. · The ride method acting has been qualified by Canadian Solar Inc. arsenic well as certified by VDE and Do not damage the surface of the frame of reference. CSA. see that the interpolation profiles overlap the module frame by at least 10 millimeter ( 0.39 in ). guarantee that the module frame ( C-shape ) · Insertion methods can vary and depend on the mounting structures .

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    | 15 CS3K-P, CS3K-MS, CS6K-P, CS6K-M, CS6K-MS, CS6P-P, CS6P-M, CS6V-P, CS6V-M and CS6V-MS Use two interpolation profiles running latitude to the retentive side frame. Use two interpolation profiles running sheer to the long slope frame. utmost load : Uplift load ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce load ≤ 4000 Pa Maximum Load : Uplift load ≤ 2000 Pa Downforce burden ≤ 2000 Pa Use two interpolation profiles running perpendicularly to the retentive side skeletal system. An extra support prevention should be placed below the module .

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    16 | Use two insertion profiles running sheer to the long side skeletal system. An extra support prevention should be placed below the module. Use two clamps on the support barroom. utmost burden : Uplift load ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce lode ≤ 5400 Pa CS1K-MS Use two interpolation profiles running parallel to the long side frame. Use two insertion profiles running perpendicularly to the long side ensnare. An extra support stripe should be placed below the module. Use two clamps on the confirm barroom .

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    | 17 Use two insertion profiles running perpendicularly to the long side frame. An extra support bar should be placed below the module. Use two clamps on the documentation bar. maximum load : Uplift load ≤ 2400 Pa Downforce load ≤ 5400 Pa MOUNTING METHOD C : concentrate CLAMP MOUNTING METHOD WITH ( SINGLE-AXIS TRACKER ) · canadian Solar Inc. modules can be mounted on single-axis trackers using center clamps or mounting holes as described below.

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    18 | Company Grounding hardware Compatible Mounting System Reference Manual ( Version No. ) Variety Lay-in-Lug + Star Washer ( UL 2703 & UL 467 certified ) Variety Related reference initiation manual Schletter GmbH Schletter Rapid2+ Grounding Clamps Schletter Rapid2+ Schletter Rapid2+ Clamp facility instructions Array Technologies Inc. Grounding Strip ATI Duratrack HZ Solar Tracker ( V3 ) DuraTrack™HZ Solar Tracker Installation Guide ( January 2017, Rev. B-01 ) IronRidge Inc .

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    | 19 ANNEX C : MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL RATINGS Standard Test Conditions are : Irradiance of 1000 W/ m2, AM1.5 spectrum, and cell temperature of 25°C. The electric characteristics are respectively within ±10 % or [ 0 ; +5 W ] of the indicate values for Isc, Voc and Pmax. Specifications are national to change without notice .

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    | 25 · Rev A2 was amended and released in December, 2014 · Dirt must never be scraped or rubbed away when · Rev A3 was amended and released in August, 2015 dry, as this will cause micro-scratches on the glass · Rev A4 was amended and released in March, 2016 surface .

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