Every 3 years, the National Fire Protection Administration (NFPA) publishes the latest National Electrical Code (NEC). Like clockwork for each code cycle, HeatSpring instructors Sean White and Bill Brooks review the code changes, update their book on PV and the NEC, and add updates in their pertinent courses. There’s no doubt that these two really know the Code inside and out!

On Thursday, August 17th – 11-12pm PST// 2-3pm EST, Sean and Bill will be hosting a one hour webinar to chat about some of the most relevant updates to the 2023 NEC for the solar industry. There will even be an opportunity to get your questions answered live as the final 10 minutes will be reserved for audience questions. Attendees will earn 1 NABCEP CEU!

Enroll for free today in the 2023 National Electrical Code (NEC) Updates for the Solar Industry webinar as space in the live session is limited! Once you’re signed up for the course, you can find the link to the webinar in the HeatSpring course classroom.

If you can’t make the live session, have no fear! HeatSpring will post a recording of the session within the course classroom to be watched on-demand.

About the NEC

The first NEC was written all the way back in 1897 to minimize the hazards and ensure safe use of electricity, which was spreading rapidly at the time. 

The NEC plays a crucial role in solar installation as it provides guidelines and standards for the safe design, installation, and operation of electrical systems. It sets forth requirements to protect people, property and equipment from electrical hazards.

Compliance with the NEC minimizes risks and prevents accidents. It covers aspects like wiring methods, conductor sizing, overcurrent protection, grounding, bonding, equipment installation, and equipment clearances. The NEC also mandates proper labeling and marking of electrical equipment and components within the solar installation.

Local jurisdictions in the US typically adopt and enforce the NEC as the legal standard for electrical installations; although there can be variability in which code year local jurisdictions are following. Solar installers and electricians adhere to the NEC’s requirements to obtain permits and approvals for their work, so understanding it inside and out is critical to a long lasting career in solar installation and design.