U.S. Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Utility External Disconnect Switch: Practical, Legal, and Technical Reasons to Eliminate the Requirement

This report documents the safe operation of PV systems without a utility external disconnect switch in several large jurisdictions. It includes recommendations for regulators contemplating utility external disconnect switch requirements.

September, 2008
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Solar America Board for Codes and Standards, Interstate Renewable Energy Council