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    Quote Originally Posted by jaggedben View Post
    It is hardly the case that UL approved equipment doesn't require a permit to install.
    True, but it might make a permit for owner installation easier to get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaggedben View Post
    It is hardly the case that UL approved equipment doesn't require a permit to install.
    So, my cord-and-plug connected window AC unit needs a permit?!?

    The panel system GoldDigger describes is just a difference in scale, not in kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadfly56 View Post
    So, my cord-and-plug connected window AC unit needs a permit?!?
    It might, legally. Ask your local building inspector. But only ask 'hypothetically' or 'for a friend.'

    The reason it's a scam is that 1) they are exaggerating the acceptance of AHJs and utiliities to the point of being misleading, and 2) they are leaving out that, even if equipment is fine with the authorities, the utilities will still want a passed building permit to give you credits and 3) lacking credits, it's far, far less likely the thing will pay itself back.

    Also if you look at the website it appears they are not really that serious about the plugged solar thing and are really just trying to resell standard equipment that doesn't give a DYIer any real advantage.

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    It does state all components are UL approved -- that doesn't mean the are approved as a package deal --- you can build a luminaire out of UL approved equipment doesn't mean it can be legally installed -- Still has to abide with NEC 690 IMO as a min
    CircuitRyder --- Unfortunately not all good ideas are code enforceable.

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    I have been in many discussions about these things on this and other forums. They are not compliant with the NEC and UL, they are not approved by any AHJ that I know of, and they are potentially dangerous.

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