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Fronius unveils new generation of rapid shutdown boxes

Fronius unveils new generation of rapid shutdown boxes

August 31, 2017 at 3:01 pm 0 comments

Fronius launches a new generation of its Rapid Shutdown Box, offering the most convenient solution for NEC 2014 (690.12) and NEC 2017 (Array Disconnect) compliance, while enhancing overall rooftop and firefighter safety. The new generation includes two versions: the Fronius Rapid Shutdown Box Duo and Quattro. NEC 2014 requires PVRead More

Tigo’s TS4 MLPE platform earns UL certification for meeting rapid shutdown regs

Tigo’s TS4 MLPE platform earns UL certification for meeting rapid shutdown regs

June 14, 2017 at 7:44 am Comments are Disabled

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has certified Tigo‘s UHD-Core TS4-S for fully complying with National Electric Code (NEC) 690.12 Rapid Shutdown regulations. The TS4-S joins the UL Certified status of Tigo’s TS4-L (Long Strings) and TS4-O (Optimization) announced last February; all products are currently shipping. The UL Certification now applies to 600V,Read More

New PV labeling rules in effect, Graphic Products releases guide to cover them all

New PV labeling rules in effect, Graphic Products releases guide to cover them all

February 22, 2017 at 8:24 am Comments are Disabled

With the number of solar installations rapidly rising, consistent and accurate safety labels are essential to communicate the hazards that vendors, contractors and emergency responders face. Graphic Products new online Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Labeling Guide. This new solar labeling guide is complimentary and instantly downloadable. New regulations for solar labelingRead More

Yaskawa-Solectria debuts commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner for three-phase string inverters

Yaskawa-Solectria debuts commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner for three-phase string inverters

February 15, 2017 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

Yaskawa – Solectria Solar, just introduced its Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner for three-phase string inverters. This Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner offers a complete solution to NEC 2014 & 2017, Article 690.12, requiring commercial rooftop PV installations to de-energize DC conductors outside the PV array boundary. The Commercial Rapid Shutdown Combiner’s designRead More

SPI Preview: Fronius showcases shutdown, storage, smart meters, software and a paddleboard

SPI Preview: Fronius showcases shutdown, storage, smart meters, software and a paddleboard

August 25, 2016 at 9:42 am 1 comment

While attending Solar Power International in Las Vegas this year, you will notice the large presence Fronius has on the trade show floor (booth 1521), promoting a slew of products under its mantra of “24 hours of sun.” Here is a sneak peek of what you’ll find. (Oh, and you’ll alsoRead More

New solar training for fire fighters announced by IREC

New solar training for fire fighters announced by IREC

June 14, 2016 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

With one million homes and businesses nationwide now producing energy through solar roof panels, the likelihood that fire fighters and other professionals will encounter solar electric systems in the course of their work is dramatically increased. A new, cutting-edge, online training course announced today offers critically important information and real-worldRead More

Solarcheck Rapid Shutdown device is integrated directly onto the panel

Solarcheck Rapid Shutdown device is integrated directly onto the panel

June 9, 2016 at 1:47 pm Comments are Disabled

NEC 690.12 dictates that all rooftop solar PV systems must have a rapid shutdown function to protect first responders from electric shock in the event of an emergency. Phoenix Contact has developed an NEC 690.12-compliant solution for the safe, rapid shutdown of rooftop PV systems. SOLARCHECK RSD (Rapid Shutdown) isRead More

SMA debuts residential rapid shutdown system to use with Sunny Boy

SMA debuts residential rapid shutdown system to use with Sunny Boy

April 20, 2016 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

SMA’s much-anticipated Rapid Shutdown System is now available for immediate shipping to the North American residential PV market. Engineered for use with SMA’s Sunny Boy inverter line with Secure Power Supply—including the new 5.0-US and 6.0-US models—this simple, reliable and cost-effective solution achieves all requirements for 2014 NEC 690.12 rapidRead More

Get to know NEC 2017 revisions: Updated PV labels, rapid system shutdown

Get to know NEC 2017 revisions: Updated PV labels, rapid system shutdown

January 11, 2016 at 12:28 pm 2 comments

Many changes are occurring with labeling requirements covered by Article 690 as we move toward the release of the NEC 2017 code revision. PV systems grow and evolve, and the required labeling must change with them to ensure safe and informative installations. Like any evolving process, input from many sourcesRead More

Rapid System Shutdown: Questions and Solutions

Rapid System Shutdown: Questions and Solutions

October 12, 2015 at 1:30 pm 3 comments

The updated 2014 National Electrical Code’s (NEC) manual, Section 690.12, says that a PV system needs to be able to reduce the voltage and current to 30 volts and 240 volt-amps, within a 10-ft perimeter of the array after rapid shutdown is initiated. It’s a straightforward name and concept, butRead More

 
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