Photovoltaic System Grounding
Photovoltaic (PV) power systems are capable of producing hazardous voltages and currents, and to ensure the safety of the public, these systems must be properly designed and installed using the highest standards of workmanship. As installed PV systems age, grounding issues emerge that impact system safety. These issues include deteriorating electrical connections, inadequate grounding device design and installation, and the effects of non-code compliant system installations.
This course addresses the requirements for PV system grounding contained in the U.S. National Electrical Code (NEC). It outlines how to properly connect PV equipment and circuits to earth (grounded) using specified methods and equipment. This course also addresses the use of both grounded and ungrounded methods that comply with the NEC.
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credit.
This course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- NEC requirements for PV system grounding
- Best practices for safety grounding DC systems
- New equipment and installation methods developed for PV systems
Download the Course to review and begin earning your PDH credits.
We provide technical courses for PDH credits that meet Board requirements for Professional Engineers, Geologists and Land Surveyors. This courses is guaranteed to be accepted in AK, AL, AR, GA, IA, IL, ID, IN, KS, KY, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY. Before purchasing this course, please confirm that your state Board is listed above.