NFPA & ICC work together to publish new 2015 International Solar Energy Provisions & Commentary publication

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Sep 25, 2015

ISEPThe International Code Council (ICC), NFPA, and ICC’s Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) collaborated to publish the 2015 International Solar Energy Provisions and Commentary. Working together, we hoped for a helpful resource, as this new publication is the first of its kind to include solar energy code-related provisions, commentary and selected standards in a single, comprehensive place.

The book contains the complete solar energy-related provisions from the 2015 International Codes with corresponding commentary, plus NFPA 70: 2014 NEC National Electrical Code provisions related to solar energy and three important referenced standards from ICC-SRCC:

  • ICC-SRCC Standard 100 (Minimum Standards for Solar Thermal Collectors)
  • ICC-SRCC Standard 300 (Minimum Standards for Solar Water Heating Systems)
  • ICC-SRCC Standard 600 (Minimum Standards for Solar Thermal Concentrating Collectors)

This document will help code officials fulfill their responsibilities efficiently and assure code compliance for photovoltaic panels, solar water heating products and solar collectors. It empowers communities to meet their goals for alternative energy and also goes a long way in ensuring that solar energy is properly installed, maintained and handled during emergency situations.

The 2015 International Solar Energy Provisions and Commentary is available for purchase in hardcopy or PDF Download from ICC or NFPA.