Consider an effort in 2016 to get back to the basics of electrical distribution system design whether it is residential, commercial or industrial. There is a lot that can be revisited.

My advice to installers is simple but important:  Take the time to label the panel correctly. Don’t think of this part of the job as something to do quickly at the end of the installation and without putting much thought behind it. You may just avoid a tragedy if someone can shut something down quickly.

A new safety standard in Canada for photovoltaic combiners has been developed known as CSA Standard C22.2 No 290 Photovoltaic Combiners. The 2015 Canadian Electrical Code Part I (CE Code) defines a photovoltaic combiner as...

Lighting and energy codes are adopted for buildings by cities, states and other government bodies based upon standards written by technical experts that are listed by the American National Standards Association (ANSI) and then are enforced by the building departments of those municipalities.