Savvy solar installers understand the importance of complying with industry safety Standards and regulations. Compliance to industry safety Standards is an essential, as it ensures the safety and wellbeing of employees, customers, and clients. Here are just a few of which you should be aware.
UL 2703 Safety and Reliability of PV Mounting System Products
According to the National Electric Code, manufacturers must test and list all photovoltaic (PV) mounting systems to the UL 2703 Standard. UL 2703 covers various aspects of the mounting system, including the structural integrity, electrical grounding, and bonding of the system. Moreover, it evaluates the mounting system’s ability to withstand various environmental conditions, including wind, snow, and seismic loads.
IronRidge has tested all systems to UL2703, and subjected them to three times the safety factor, and performed in extreme environments. “We use the ICC AC-13 and ASTM D7147 test methods, which helps to ensure that the products used meet safety and performance standards. We test multiple parts then apply a 3x safety factor” explains Susan Stark, Senior Manager of Training Technical Service. This ensures that IronRidge systems maintain strong electrical and mechanical connections over an extended period of time in extreme outdoor environments. “As a leading manufacturer of solar mounting systems that meet UL 2703 approval requirements, our products are designed to be easy to install, durable, and versatile, making us an ideal choice for installers.” says Stark.
UL 2582 Wind-Driven Rain Product Test
The UL 2582 wind-driven rain test evaluates the ability of the racking system to prevent water from penetrating the roof and causing damage to the building’s structure. Roof health is important as damage can start small and go unnoticed – until severe damage is well underway, resulting in costly repairs. IronRidge tests products to this Standard, to ensure they can withstand even the harshest weather conditions.
Technical Actuarial Standard 100 Compliance
Technical Actuarial Standard 100 (TAS 100) is a compliance requirement for insurance policies that cover solar panel installations. This standard sets forth guidelines for assessing the risk associated with the installation of solar panels. Subsequently it also provides insurers with information necessary for underwriting policies. IronRidge products comply with TAS 100 requirements, providing solar installers with added assurance that their installations are safe and reliable.
Compliance and Training
Complying with industry Standards and regulations is critical for ensuring the safety and dependability of solar panel installations. Not to mention the importance of preventing roof damage. These three Standards are all essential for compliance to safety. With attention to this, our designs are innovative with safety and reliability in mind. Thus making IronRidge an excellent choice for solar installers.
Become a Certified IronRidge Installer
As an installer, it is crucial to choose mounting systems that meet safety Standards. Unquestionably, this is to ensure the system’s ability to withstand harsh weather conditions and protect solar panels from damage. Of course, proper installation is equally as important. IronRidge understands this and has developed an Installer Certification Program designed to provide installers with additional confidence. The program offers free on-demand, and hands-on training certification programs to ensure the proper installation of our roof systems.
To learn more and start your IronRidge certification process, please visit our On-Demand Training page.