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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Are We Grounded Yet?

Photovoltaic (PV) systems will be producing hazardous voltages and currents for 50 years or more. Over that period of time, they may or may...

Experimental Evaluation of the Corrosion Performance of Copper-Bonded and Galvanized Grounding Electrodes

A variety of different electrodes is used for providing effective and safe electrical grounding. The ability of these electrodes to resist corrosion determines their...

Licensure and Qualifications for Solar Energy System Installations

Today, the solar industry and markets are experiencing record growth. Many states, utilities and the federal government are offering lucrative incentives for the installation...

Two Buildings – Common Service, Grounding Requirements

A significant change occurred in the 2008 National Electrical Code (NEC) at Section 250.32(B) pertaining to the acceptable grounding methods at buildings or structures...

Energy Codes at a Glance

Feeling dim from energy code confusion? Read on to give your inspections a charge. The U. S. Department of Energy’s Building Energy Codes Program...

Lift Installations

Energy Safe Victoria has identified segments of the industry for additional attention following audits of lift installations and discussions with companies and workers. Lift installation...

Wind Powered Electric Generation for Your Home or Business

The ’70s energy crisis Photo 1. Example of small windmill A little before the ’70s energy crisis, Peter, Paul and Mary suggested in their famous song,...

Who’s Looking Out for Individual Investors?

If you’ve been investing for a while, you know that there are few guarantees in the investment world and that, in one way or...

Safety Signs, Part 2

Whether the hazard is electrical, toxic chemical or a slippery sidewalk, the best way to prevent injury, death, property damage and litigation is to...

My jurisdiction recently adopted the 2008 NEC and I was wondering when UL is...

Question: Code correlation database I do plan review and often use UL’s online Code Correlation Database to assist in determining appropriate application of products. My...
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