Are both grounding lugs and grounding brackets required for a solar install?

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I am trying to figure out if I need to run bare copper wire through a gounding lug attached to every panel in my solar array as well as use grounding brackets in order to pass my permit for my solar installation.  Any thoughts?

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 http://www.unirac.com/pdf/ii225_5.pdf

 http://www.we-llc.com/PDF/weebfaq.pdf

 

Getting permitted and passing inspection are often unrelated to code compliant grounding. I know that sounds kind of odd, but it's true. It looks like the picture you attached comes from Brian Wiley's website - there's a ton of good info linked to that page - I put the direct link above.

There are a couple of good options besides his, for instance Unirac has some nice grounding clips on offer that can do away with a lot of the tin-plated copper lugs.

Best way to avoid headaches is to just give the plan checker or inspector a call. If they're hard to get to, most also have an e-mail address now that they will answer on a regular basis. 

Good Luck.

 

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