IHS BRE Press
28 pages | 13 Color Illus.
PV power systems are now commonplace. In most cases the PV systems are safe and reliable, but incorrectly specified or installed isolators can cause fires, damage the reputation of the solar power industry, or worse, cause loss of life.
This guide provides the key points to take into account when specifying DC isolators, including standards and certifications required.
Acknowledgements Executive summary Abbreviations 1 Introduction 2 What is an isolator? Terminology 3 Current issues and rogues’ gallery 4 AC and DC electricity 5 Typical PV systems 6 Types of DC isolator on the market
7 Specifying DC isolators for PV systems 8 Standards and certifications 9 Conclusions and recommendations Appendix: Utilisation categories References and further reading