Codes, standards, and PV power systems. A 1996 status report

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As photovoltaic (PV) electrical power systems gain increasing acceptance for both off-grid and utility-interactive applications, the safety, durability, and performance of these systems gains in importance. Local and state jurisdictions in many areas of the country require that all electrical power systems be installed in compliance with the requirements of the National Electrical Code{reg_sign} (NEC{reg_sign}). Utilities and governmental agencies are now requiring that PV installations and components also meet a number of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standards. PV installers are working more closely with licensed electricians and electrical contractors who are familiar with existing local codes and ... continued below

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Wiles, J June 1, 1996.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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As photovoltaic (PV) electrical power systems gain increasing acceptance for both off-grid and utility-interactive applications, the safety, durability, and performance of these systems gains in importance. Local and state jurisdictions in many areas of the country require that all electrical power systems be installed in compliance with the requirements of the National Electrical Code{reg_sign} (NEC{reg_sign}). Utilities and governmental agencies are now requiring that PV installations and components also meet a number of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) standards. PV installers are working more closely with licensed electricians and electrical contractors who are familiar with existing local codes and installation practices. PV manufacturers, utilities, balance of systems manufacturers, and standards representatives have come together to address safety and code related issues for future PV installations. This paper addresses why compliance with the accepted codes and standards is needed and how it is being achieved.

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OSTI as DE96010974

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  • 25. photovoltaic solar energy conference, Washington, DC (United States), 13-17 May 1996

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  • Other: DE96010974
  • Report No.: SAND--96-1278C
  • Report No.: CONF-960513--10
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 248604
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc671206

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Wiles, J. Codes, standards, and PV power systems. A 1996 status report, article, June 1, 1996; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc671206/: accessed November 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.