The International Code Council and the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC), in collaboration with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), have updated the 2018 International Solar Energy Provisions (ISEP). This publication compiles the solar energy provisions of the 2018 International Codes (I-Codes) and the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC or NFPA 70) and related ICC-SRCC standards into one comprehensive document on the design, installation and administration of solar thermal and photovoltaic systems.
The ISEP is available for adoption by interested countries, states and local jurisdictions as their solar energy code, and it mirrors the format of the I-Codes, a family of fifteen modern, regularly updated building safety codes used throughout the world. The ISEP contains separate provisions for commercial and residential buildings, and two important solar standards have been included in their entirety: ICC 900/SRCC 300-2015, Solar Thermal System Standard, and ICC 901/SRCC 100-2015, Solar Thermal Collector Standard. Additional resources, such as the Checklist and Submittal Requirements for Expedited Permitting of Solar Photovoltaic Systems and the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Site Access, are also included.
“We are excited to present this tool, the best and most comprehensive publication of its kind on solar thermal and photovoltaic systems,” said ICC-SRCC vice president of technical services Shawn Martin. “As the leading provider of ratings, certifications, codes and standards for renewable energy, we are proud to partner with NFPA to help the solar industry, designers, contractors and administrators better implement safe and resilient solar energy projects.”
“As a leading information and knowledge organization, NFPA is proud to partner with ICC and contribute related content from the 2017 Edition of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code to this comprehensive International Solar Energy Provisions product,” said NFPA director, publishing & production, Jacquelyn Doucette.
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