All-in-one label kit helps installers comply with regulations.
MILWAUKEE - HellermannTyton has grouped all solar labels required for PV installations to comply with the 2020 updates to Article 690 of the National Electrical Code. The labels are being distributed as a kit called NEC 2020 Solar Label Value Pack, which is available through a nationwide distributor network.
As PV systems grow and evolve, the required labeling must change to ensure safe and informed installations. Every three years, the code-making panel reconvenes to review existing labels and their messaging to determine needed changes. These include addressing new practices, improvements to enhance comprehension and readability, as well as reducing redundancy and other inefficiencies.
The Solar Label Value Pack was developed to make it easy for solar system contractors to apply all the required labeling without relying on guesswork. All HellermannTyton solar labels fully comply with the National Electric Code.
"The code committee made significant updates for 2020," said Todd Fries, HellermannTyton's product category manager - identification, who has long served on Code Making Panel 4 of the NEC. "While every Article 690 update represents improvements in terms of safety and ease of use, installers are advised to check local codes to ensure they are in compliance."
Proper labeling ensures more than a safe installation. Passing inspection the first time saves time and controls costs.
View more information about the Solar Label Value Pack, along with an extensive collection of solar installation resources. https://www.hellermanntyton.us/industries/energies-solar/nec-690-pv-labeling-requirements
HellermannTyton is a global leader in cable management and protection products, identification systems and network connectivity solutions. Its systems and solutions are specified by major manufacturers and contractors in the OEM, data communications, automotive, heavy equipment, renewable energy and related industries. The company's engineered solutions and innovative products are designed and constructed to meet the strictest quality standards while delivering reliable implementation at the lowest cost. HellermannTyton operates in 39 countries, with North American headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (www.hellermann.tyton.com).