To prevent the unintended consequences of the current code requirements and to allow for systems that are simple, safe, and more reliable, we request that code makers make the following changes to the National Electric Code:
Request 1: Revert NEC 2020 690.12 (Module Level Shutdown) to NEC 2014 690.12 (Array Level Shutdown) requirements until proper solutions are available on the market, such as module-integrated, chip-based devices with an open industry standard
Request 2: Revert to NEC 2014 690.12 but keep the 1' array boundary
Request 3: Implementing a maximum electrical noise level requirement for rapid shutdown devices in 690.12
Request 4: Require 690.11 (Arc Fault Circuit Protection) to apply to all solar PV DC circuits, not just those above 80V, to detect any potential fire safety issues
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Corrected till the technology exists. Its much like the forcing of Expensive AFCI Breakers upon All b4 They Even Functioned Correctly. Also on another front, Be honest later you all …tell the clients who believe their new
Expensive grid tied Photovoltaic system
Will provide power
During grid failure.
I Can’t tell you how many installs by others I have been on during a service call
Where the client was led to believe they would still have power when the Grid goes down! I tell them per Present NEC The Photovoltaic grid tied
System MUST Shut down !! UNLESS The said system has Batteries Which then Requires A Physical Grid Disconnect !
NOW Client can have Electricity During a
If the code has changed I Apologize."
My 2 cents.