Chapter Corner

Mark Ode

Solar Photovoltaic Systems and the 2014 NEC

Although understanding of solar photovoltaic systems in the 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) requires an understanding of the basic principles first, including a clear knowledge of definitions as used in Article 690. An apprentice or a journeyman electrician cannot begin to comprehend and deal with the intricacies of a photovoltaic (PV) installation without knowledge of the intent, purpose, and design requirements involved with these systems. A brief explanation on some of the major sections or subsections may help with the understanding of these systems.