2017 NEC and PV Systems: Inspecting and Designing
This one-day class will clearly explain and summarize the intent and application of the National Electrical Code relevant to photovoltaic (PV) solar electric systems and cover significant updates to the 2017 National Electric Code that pertain to PV systems. Because the photovoltaic industry is undergoing extremely rapid growth and new technologies are constantly being introduced to the market, Articles 690 and 705 of the National Electrical Code incorporate a large quantity of important changes.
The primary focus of this course will be inspecting plansets and system installations of PV systems for Code-compliant equipment specifications, grounding systems, conductor installation, labeling, overcurrent protection, disconnects, rapid shutdown, ground-fault and arc-fault protection devices. The International Fire Code requirement for access and egress for PV systems will also be discussed. Although many licensed electrical contractors and Code Officials in North Carolina have not previously had experience with Solar PV systems, as the PV industry expands more training is required to both safely install and inspect these systems.
Continuing Education Credits: 8 NCBEEC, NCDOI 6 Electrical, 8 PDH, 8 NABCEP