Our Work

SEAC members and partners are experts in the sustainable energy industry. Through inclusivity, collaboration, and open and honest communication, SEAC produces recommended practices and information for the benefit of all in the sustainable energy industry.

Acknowledgements

The Sustainable Energy Action Committee (SEAC) work was developed in collaboration with leading experts, some as lead authors, others as contributors and/or reviewers. These subject matter experts devoted time and talent to develop these documents. SEAC would like to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contributions:

Series 1 – AB 2188 Requirements

Issue 1 – Single Inspection Guidelines for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Systems

Issue 2 – Methods to reduce follow-up inspections  for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Systems

Issue 3 – Expedited PV Permitting Process Guidelines for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Systems

Issue 4 – Educational Resources for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Systems

 

 

Series 2 – Utility Interconnection Requirements

Issue 1 – Practices to improve the utility meter location (aka meter spot) process for existing one and two family dwelling rooftop solar energy systems 

Issue 2 – Methods to improve main service panel upgrade requirements for one and two family dwelling rooftop solar energy systems 

Issue 3 – Practices to improve rebate and interconnection processes for one and two family dwellings rooftop solar energy systems 

Issue 4 – Methods to streamline interconnection processes for one and two family dwelling residential rooftop solar energy systems

 

 

Series 3 – UL 2703 Information Bulletin

This bulletin is provided as an informational and educational tool to help answer frequently asked questions relating to UL 2703

Series 4 - 2014 NEC (2016 CEC) White Paper

Temporary Interim Amendments (TIAs) to the 2014 NEC (2016 CEC)

This white paper is provided as an informational document to assist jurisdictions on this subject. The final approval is made by the authority having jurisdiction.

Series 5 - Rapid Shutdown White Paper

2016 CEC – Photovoltaic System Requirements

This document provides guidance in applying the 2016 California Electrical Code (CEC) where a new Photovoltaic (PV) system is added to a premises having an existing PV system that was permitted and installed in accordance with a previously adopted code.

Series 6 – Storage Battery Requirements

Issue 1 – Checklist to improve the minimum submittal requirements for electrical plan review of a new interactive battery storage system 

Issue 2 – Correction list to assist electrical plan review of a new interactive battery storage system

Issue 3 – Inspection Guideline to improve inspection procedures for a new interactive battery storage system

 

 

Series 7 - Reinstallation of PV system after roof repair or roof replacement.

Series 7 - Reinstallation of previously permitted photovoltaic panel system when performing roof repair or roof replacement.

Series 8 - The benefits of earlier adoption of the National Electrical Code

SEAC Position statement on the benefits of earlier adoption of the NEC.

A more rapid adoption of the NEC would increase the safety, economy and efficiency of the solar and energy storage industries. Download the PDF to see the full position statement.

Series 9 - Considerations for Continuing Permitting and Inspection Activities During COVID-19

Information for AHJs to consider for No-Touch Permitting and Remote Inspection practices during the COVID-19 pandemic

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