SolarTech publicized its first edition of the Microinverter and AC Module Application Guide, which aims to provide installers, building officials and fire officials a streamlined guide for existing codes and standards while additionally allowing its targeted audience to make faster decisions about the technology by using the common reference document.
“This application guide doesn’t try to invent or propose new standards,” said Doug Eakin, Weiland Electric’s solar business development manage and installation committee chair. “Leveraging the great existing body of work from the National Electrical Code and Underwriters Laboratory while consulting with inspectors within the International Association of Electrical Inspectors (IAEI), the application guide explains the application of existing codes and standards to system installations taking advantage of new Microinverters and AC Module technologies.”
The application guide was created with the consultation of various leading member company experts in SolarTech’s committee process and reviewed by prominent nonmembers and building inspectors. “This is a major high-value addition to our California Solar Challenge,” said Doug Payne, executive director and co-Founder of SolarTech. “The Microinverter and AC Module Application Guide represents the kind of tool that can be developed when experts, who otherwise might compete, come together under the SolarTech umbrella to solve common problems. The industry needs more similar kinds of solutions in performance, interconnection and finance.”
SolarTech plans to hold a webinar on October 5 at 9:30am Pacific Time to formally introduce and explore the capabilities of the application guide. Registration and further webinar login information can be found here.