See our latest clean energy resources covering solar photovoltaics (PV), energy storage, electric vehicle charging, workforce qualifications, permitting and inspections.
Updates on ASCE 7 Standard for Solar PV Systems
Find out how the ASCE 7 standard affects wind load, seismic load, and tornado load considerations for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems.
‘Where’s the Women?’
SEAC leaders discuss ways to increase female representation in sustainable energy codes and standards
New Residential Energy Storage Code Requirements
Find out about options for residential energy storage system siting, size limits, fire detection options, and vehicle impact protections.
Qualified Persons and Renewable Energy Systems
As communities use more renewable energy and codes and standards evolve, we have a growing need for qualified persons. Learn how to identify qualified persons and help professionals become better qualified.
Initial Voting Results on 2024 International Code Proposals
SEAC code change proposals for the 2024 International Codes achieved a high overall success rate, according to preliminary results. SEAC recommendations addressed electric vehicle charging, building-integrated photovoltaics, photovoltaics, and energy storage systems.
UL 9540A Fire Test Standard for Battery Energy Storage Systems
If a battery system is capable of thermal runaway, the UL 9540A test method will make it happen to show the system’s fire and explosion characteristics.
NEC Disconnect Requirements for Energy Storage Systems
Got questions about how to disconnect energy storage systems in compliance with the 2017 and 2020 National Electrical Code? Find answers here.
Comments on Proposed Changes to UL 9540 for Energy Storage Systems
See eight instances where SEAC's ESS Standards working group proposed modifications to the second edition of UL 9540.
Permitting Solar on Properties with Unpermitted Structures
Find out how to permit solar on structures that were constructed or modified without appropriate building permits or building records.