New PV labeling rules in effect, Graphic Products releases guide to cover them all

With the number of solar installations rapidly rising, consistent and accurate safety labels are essential to communicate the hazards that vendors, contractors and emergency responders face. Graphic Products new online Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Labeling Guide. This new solar labeling guide is complimentary and instantly downloadable.

New regulations for solar labeling are in effect for 2017, and solar installers need to understand and include critical information on labels for PV generation systems. The 2017 revision of the National Electrical Code (NEC) has streamlined solar labeling requirements in an effort to improve compliance and safety. This guide goes through these specific changes, too.

PV labels NEC 2017

New Label

Here’s a deep dive into a lot of the updates.

Solar labeling is especially important for firefighters who must identify hazards, installation type and emergency shutoff location during an emergency. In response, NEC 2017 closely aligns with the 2015 International Fire Code (IFC), specifying label format, size, location, and content, so firefighters can quickly identify the information they need to stay safe when responding to an emergency.

Types of Installations Needing Solar PV Labels

In this guide, installers working with interconnected power systems, standalone PV systems, back-fed overcurrent protection devices, circuit conductors, and many more systems will have labeling text, color and size requirements illustrated for quick reference. It also covers proper materials for solar labels.

With DuraLabel printers and supplies, users have the flexibility to create labels not only compliant with NEC’s requirements but also with codes specific to each state and municipality. DuraLabel printers can create labels and signs from ½” up to 9″.

— Solar Builder magazine

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