Photovoltaic Power Systems and the National Electrical Code: Suggested Practices

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This suggested practices manual examines the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) as they apply to photovoltaic (PV) power systems. The design requirements for the balance of systems components in a PV system are addressed, including conductor selection and sizing, overcurrent protection ratings and location, and disconnect ratings and location. PV array, battery, charge controller, and inverter sizing and selection are not covered, as these items are the responsibility of the system designer, and they in turn determine the items in this manual. Stand-alone, hybrid, and utility-interactive PV systems are all covered.

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WILES, JOHN March 1, 2001.

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

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This suggested practices manual examines the requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) as they apply to photovoltaic (PV) power systems. The design requirements for the balance of systems components in a PV system are addressed, including conductor selection and sizing, overcurrent protection ratings and location, and disconnect ratings and location. PV array, battery, charge controller, and inverter sizing and selection are not covered, as these items are the responsibility of the system designer, and they in turn determine the items in this manual. Stand-alone, hybrid, and utility-interactive PV systems are all covered.

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119 pages

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  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Mar 2001

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  • Report No.: SAND2001-0674
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/808812 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 808812
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc738778

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WILES, JOHN. Photovoltaic Power Systems and the National Electrical Code: Suggested Practices, report, March 1, 2001; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc738778/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.