9364RE: [hreg] Re: Do it yourself Solar Panels
- Nov 5, 2009That's an excellent point, Steve, the potential for a high voltage DC fault or fire is very real.Kevin ConlinHeliosolar Design, Inc.13534 Quetzal LaneHouston, TX 77083C: (281) 202-9629H: (281) 530-7501F: (281) 530-7501
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Subject: [hreg] Re: Do it yourself Solar Panels
A further constraint to DIY Solar Panels is code compliance. Houston, for instance, requires solar panels to be listed by a testing agency as part of the permit process. These tests cost money. Part of this huge cost is recouped by manufacturers in their panel prices. DIY panels would not be allowed in Houston's jurisdiction.
BTW, this is not big brother; it's health, safety, and welfare of the public. The City also requires a structural engineer to certify that the panels and the structure they are attached to will withstand 110 mph winds. Anyone want a loose solar panel flying through their house in a hurricane?
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