Solar PV to be installed on a Hospital

HecThor

Member
Hello All,

Just would like to get your opinion, aside from Article 690,700,701,702,705,450(might use transformer),480(might use battery) which article/code should I also consider when installing Rooftop Solar PV on a hospital. There is also an option that the client wants hybrid, but based on the Single Line Diagram, Emergency loads are at 100%, maybe they are saving on the cost on fuel? Anyway, If you could give me any reminders or things to consider then that will be highly appreciated. :D
 

GoldDigger

Moderator
Staff member
First and foremost, do not plan for solar PV to supply any portion of the emergency power needs unless it is via a short term PV charged battery and inverter system. Assume that any disaster that interrupts normal power will be at night, on a cloudy day, or otherwise disrupted.
 

pv_n00b

Senior Member
I've designed several systems for hospitals and as long as it is not part of the emergency power system it's just like any other commercial PV system. I'm not sure there are any PV + storage systems that would comply with the emergency power requirements of 700 or 701.
 

HecThor

Member
First and foremost, do not plan for solar PV to supply any portion of the emergency power needs unless it is via a short term PV charged battery and inverter system. Assume that any disaster that interrupts normal power will be at night, on a cloudy day, or otherwise disrupted.
Noted on this, I'm also hesitant to do a load site tap. Thanks!
 
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