Senior Editor Frank Andorka has been getting emails on a regular basis from installers in California who are worried about the coming fire regulations, mandated by the state’s fire marshall to be in place on Jan. 1, 2015. There’s confusion about what exactly the regulations do, when they will apply and what to do after the first of the year if there are discrepancies between different municipalities.
So we reached out to two men who have had years of experience helping to craft nationwide fire regulations. Although they were not directly involved in crafting the coming regulations, they have ample experience in the area and were able to put a lot of fears to rest.
Listen to Jeff Spies, Senior Director of Policy of Quick Mount PV and Mark C. Gies, Vice President, Reliability and Compliance with PanelClaw discuss the pending regulations in great depth with Frank in preparation for the ongoing discussions at Solar Power International.