- Sep 26, 2017
Are there any CEC approved installers lurking here who would be willing to answer a question or two?
Mine is off-grid but still, I had to do a city permit, hire an electrician, and have it inspected. Thecity inspector checked wiring, component UL listings, and solar panel-shut-off and things like that.Didn't seem tocare one bit about the actual battery (e.g. DIY 18650 as you see in my picture) and he was standing right next to it (6 inches away) as he inspected the wiring from the battery to inverter to the subpanel.CrimpDaddy said:While I haven't accomplished this myself... I have thought about it.
Everything aside the battery is really just standard equipment. Aside from following NEC and other electrical codes for install the only thing custom would be the battery. If that itself won't pass inspection, then I would just install whatever would pass inspection and 'upgrade" it later.
Have you tried talking to an electrician and getting the AC side of the project quoted for install?