rapid shutdown switch for solar pv system
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What is a rapid shutdown for?
Simply put, it provides a way to quickly de-energize a rooftopsystem. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) wrote rapid shutdown requirements into the NEC in an effort to keep first responders safe.
What are the requirements for a rapid shutdown function for PV?
PV system circuits installed on or in buildings shall include a rapid shutdown function to reduce shock hazard for emergency responders in accordance with 690.12 (A) through (D). Exception: Ground mounted PV system circuits that enter buildings, of which the sole purpose is to house PV system equipment, shall not be required to comply with 690.12.
What is a rapid shutdown initiation device (s)?
The rapid shutdown initiation device (s) shall consist of at least one of the following: (1) Service disconnecting means (2) PV system disconnecting means (3) Readily accessible switch that plainly indicates whether it is in the 鈥渙ff鈥?or 鈥渙n鈥?position
What is the best rapid shutdown inverter?
SMA America, one of the most popular string inverter manufacturers, has its own rapid shutdown solution (a SunSpec-certified TS4-R-F) that can be installed on the back of panels. Similarly, Tigo manufactures power optimizer solutions, but they also offer inverter-agnostic MLPEs鈥揻ire safety modules鈥揼eared specifically towards rapid shutdown.