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  • What is a rapid shutdown for solar panels?

  • Simply put, it provides a way to quickly de-energize a rooftop solar panel system. 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.

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