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2nd Edition

PV and the NEC

ISBN 9780367893514
Published August 5, 2020 by Routledge
256 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Used throughout the United States and many other countries, the National Electrical Code (NEC) is the world’s most detailed set of electrical codes pertaining to photovoltaic (PV) systems.

PV and the NEC presents a straightforward explanation of the NEC in everyday language. This new edition is based on the 2020 NEC, which will be used widely until 2026, with most of the interpretations and material staying true long after. This book interprets the distinct differences between previous versions of the NEC and the 2020 NEC and clarifies how these code changes relate specifically to PV installations.

Written by two of the leading authorities and educators in the field, this book will be a vital resource for solar professionals, as well as anyone preparing for a solar certification exam.

Table of Contents


1 Article 690 Photovoltaic (PV) Systems

2 Article 690 Photovoltaic Systems Part II Circuit Requirements

3 Section 690.12 Rapid Shutdown

4 Article 690 Part III Disconnecting Means

5 Article 690 Part IV Wiring Methods and Materials

6 Article 690 Part V Grounding and Bonding

7 Article 690 Part VI to the End of 690

8 Article 691 Large-Scale Photovoltaic (PV) Electric Supply Stations

9 Article 705 Interconnected Electric Power Production Sources

10 Storage Articles

11 Chapters 1-4, Chapter 9 Tables and Informative Annex C

12 PV wire sizing examples

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Bill  Brooks  is  Principal  Engineer  at  Brooks  Engineering,  Vacaville,  CA, USA.

Sean White is a Solar PV professor, trainer and contractor in the USA.