In the past few blog posts we have discussed some of the more important issues related to the PV system including PV modules, PV source circuits, PV output circuits, and inverters. Now let’s talk about PV grounding. Equipment Grounding In most PV installations, the PV modules are fastened to […]
When wiring PV modules in series (to create a series string of modules), voltage is additive while current remains the same. Series = Adds Voltage. When wiring several strings in parallel, the result is the opposite; voltage remains the same while current is additive.
If the point of interconnection will be made at a feeder, other than the opposite end of the primary overcurrent protective device (OCPD), then there are two options and both apply only to the portion of feeder on the load side of the inverter output connection.
Let’s start out with the first basic requirement in 705.12(D)(2): 125% of the inverter output circuit current must be used for the ampacity calculations for most of the interconnection methods used. Whether interconnecting the Inverter Output Circuit through a breaker at the service panel or directly to a feeder, it is important to first know the inverter output circuit current.