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Solar Market Outlook in Greece

It’s clear that growing the solar power market is a top priority in Greece. The amount of solar investments over the past year has soared tremendously. The development of 3 GW solar PV capacity in a former coal mine site is a good example of this. This is on top of the ongoing development for a 2 GW solar farm in northern Greece.

In 2020, a leading solar association in Greece has reported that it has constructed 913 MW of PV systems. Meanwhile, the largest island in Greece – Crete – has been connected to the mainland in the longest subsea grid.

The commitment to shift to a greener energy system means that the country might phase out coal sooner than initially planned. It was previously eyed to end in 2028 but it seems as though Greece is going to abolish coal energy source by 2025. 

With the expected growth in the solar market in Greece, the residential and industrial segment for solar power installations are going to want to take advantage of it. Currently, Greece’s solar energy production is able to cover 7% of the country’s energy needs. 

Solar Energy Equipment Supply Capacity in Greece

There is an abundance of suppliers and distributors of solar power equipment in Greece. This number is growing with the continued support from the Greek government to switch to solar power. 

Whether you are looking for PV panels, inverters, or other solar power components, you have plenty of options.

Top 8 Major Seaports & Logistics in Greece

Greece is home to a wide range of seaports due to the access to the sea. This also means that there is a consistent flow of passengers and cargos that come to the Greek islands on a daily basis. 

For those looking to invest in solar power equipment, the following seaports will serve as a gateway for you: Aegina, Antimio, Corfu, Mykonos, Heraklion, Kyllini, Keramoti, and Igoumenitsa.

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Rapid Shutdown

If you got your first solar panel system installed in your house, chances are you will see a box with an on/off switch that says “rapid shutdown.” But do you have any idea what does it mean or why is it important to know when installing a solar panel system at home? 

In today’s article, we will provide you with an overview of rapid shutdown requirements, and everything you need to know about it. 

What is Rapid Shutdown?

Rapid shutdown is an electrical safety regulation that requires every solar panel system to set the solar panel shut-off switch. The National Electrical Code (NEC) introduced it to the public in 2014 with the aim to provide a simple way for firefighters to quickly cut off the current in the DC conductors of the rooftop solar panel systems. It is basically set to make sure that the roof of a building is safe from fire. Usually, when the standard inverter of a solar system is switched off, the DC wiring, from the solar unit, still runs particularly when the sun is up.

Why is Rapid Shutdown Requirement Implemented?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) provides rapid shutdown requirements and writes them to the NEC to ensure safety measures. Your home may not catch fire so you don’t have to worry about rapid shutdown functionality. However, if it accidentally happens, firefighters can easily use rapid shutdown solutions to de-energize your solar panel system. 

Remember that simply turning off the solar inverter doesn’t shut down the unit. Turning it off may not power off some inverter setups, wires, and circuits, increasing the risk of electric shock. But if you have a rapid shutdown device, then you can easily power off the entire unit, reducing the electrical voltage of your solar panel system in less than a minute. Generally, the rapid shutdown code set the standard to quickly reduce the voltage of any conductors.

Is Rapid Shutdown Required?

Rapid shutdown is a safety measure of the National Electrical Code (NEC). The NEC releases a new or updated set of requirements for safe electrical systems every three consecutive years. Technically speaking, the rapid shutdown is not required everywhere in the United States, although it’s a good idea to install a solar panel system with a rapid shutdown switch. 

Another important thing to note is the NEC is not federally mandated, so individual states can freely choose to follow and abide by the code within their time frame and discretion. Some states choose an independent, state-wide electrical code instead.

Should You Comply with the Rapid Shutdown Regulation?

Generally, solar power systems without rapid shutdown switches are not totally unsafe to first fire responders. If you have a solar power system installed before the implementation of the rapid shutdown, it is less likely to expose your building to more risk. As long as your solar installer is well-experienced with the job, you have nothing to worry about.

However, if you want to be safe and secured, and for your peace of mind, it’s certainly worthwhile to follow the rapid shutdown requirement. Most of the time your installers are highly educated when it comes to changing codes for your state. They also can design your solar power system that can easily comply with all rapid shutdown requirements.