The International Code Council collaborated with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to publish the 2021 International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP). The document compiles all solar energy provisions from the 2021 International Codes (I Codes) and the NFPA 70 (NEC) National Electrical Code, 2020, making it streamlined and easy to apply in the field.
“ISEP 2021 consolidates current code requirements for solar energy systems into a single, comprehensive and cost-effective publication,” said Mark Johnson, executive vice president and director of business development at the Code Council. “All building, electrical, fire, plumbing, power and mechanical requirements for solar energy are at your fingertips.”
ISEP was created to provide a comprehensive tool for the design, installation and administration of solar thermal (or solar heating and cooling) and photovoltaic (PV) systems. The document contains information on relevant standards and provides additional resources, such as solar permit forms, checklists, solar site access points, and links to the U.S. Department of Energy’s solar site. energy. With the growing demand for energy efficiency and sustainability, ISEP will greatly benefit the industry by providing a single, curated source of solar thermal and photovoltaic safety code provisions in a single publication.
“The 2020 edition of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code (NEC), plays a key role in the design and installation of solar photovoltaic systems. Through this proud partnership with the Code Council, the NFPA can continue to provide key information and knowledge that designers, installers and administrators need in their work to achieve safe solar projects,” said Erik. Hohengasser, electrical technical manager at NFPA.
Three referenced standards are included: “ICC 900/SRCC 300-2020 Solar Thermal System Standard”, “ICC 901/SRCC 100-2020 Solar Thermal Collector Standard” and “ICC 902/PHTA 902/SRCC 400-2020 Solar Pool and Spa Heating “. System standard. The standards establish minimum criteria for the design, installation and testing of solar thermal collectors and solar hot water systems and establish minimum regulations for public and residential swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.
“One of the key aspects of ISEP 2021 is that it brings together the most important code resources for solar photovoltaic and thermal systems,” said Shawn Martin, vice president of technical services for the evaluation service. ‘ICC. “Users benefit from the latest code provisions and benchmark standards – all in one book.”
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