25 Jun '16, 4pm

NEC 2017 Updates for PV Systems | SolarPro Magazine

NEC 2017 Updates for PV Systems | SolarPro Magazine

The 2017 edition of NFPA 70: National Electrical Code dramatically changes the practical safeguards for PV systems. It introduces more changes to Article 690, “Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems,” than any revision cycle since 1984, when the NEC first adopted Article 690. Since the number of PV installations is booming, my colleagues and I on Code- Making Panel (CMP) 4—which oversees NEC Articles 225, 230, 690, 692, 694 and 705—understood that this was a critical revision cycle for NFPA 70. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of dozens of solar industry stakeholders who proposed a solid set of Code changes, the development process for NEC 2017 was very productive. From a purely statistical perspective, for example, CMP 4 reduced the word count in Article 690 by more than 20%, from nearly 11,000 words in NEC 2014 to just over 8,000 words in NEC 2017. This streamlining is even more...

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