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This is a simplified version of my previous article on the new Rapid Shutdown codes taking effect on January 1, 2019. For those interested in the technical details of the code, refer to 2017 NEC 690.12 Rapid Shutdown – Important Changes.

The 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) dramatically changes the requirements for "Rapid Shutdown of PV Systems on Buildings." Half of the states already adopted NEC 2017 and several more will in the next few months (such as NJ and CT), so you..

Its common knowledge that Aluminum (Al) conductors cost less than Copper (Cu). But how big is the difference in price? The answer may shock you.