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Adoption Processes Raise Safety Concerns for PV Installations

Adoption Processes Raise Safety Concerns for PV Installations

This piece was originally published in the April 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Jack Lyons, Northeast Field Representative, NEMA Photovoltaic (PV) system installations around the country have increased tremendously. Installers, inspectors, and designers keep their eyes open for any National Electrical Code® (NEC) changes relevant to these systems. Code adoptions are critical in order to enforce changes and create safer installations. These changes are based Read more […]

Putting Sustainable Energy to Work in the Developing World

Putting Sustainable Energy to Work in the Developing World

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Robert Freling, Executive Director, Solar Electric Light Fund More than one billion people around the world do not have access to electricity. Given their remote, sparsely populated, rural locations, the majority will probably never be connected to a major power grid. Without electricity, most lack access to modern education, effective healthcare, food and water security, and economic Read more […]

Net Metering Rules Evolve in Solar-Rich States

Net Metering Rules Evolve in Solar-Rich States

This piece was originally published in the March 2016 issue of ei, the magazine of the electroindustry. By Patrick Hughes, Senior Director, Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives, NEMA The price of solar photovoltaic systems fell by more than 50 percent between 2009 and 2014, and annual solar installations in the U.S. increased by approximately 1,100 percent over the same time period.[1] This solar boom has been fueled by three primary drivers: falling equipment and installation Read more […]