Mounting Systems

Proper grounding of a photovoltaic (PV) power system is critical to ensuring electrical safety during its lifetime.  PV equipment needs to be properly bonded, in addition to code-compliant grounding, so that the low current flows on metal parts can facilitate the operation of over current and ground-fault protection devices.  

The standard UL 2703 covers mounting systems including mounting devices, clamping devices and ground lugs for use with photovoltaic modules and panels and contains requirements for ground mounted and roof systems as part of a nonstructural building component. 

Further, while UL 3703 for Solar Tracker involves rigorous inspection and evaluation of a tracker platform it also references UL 2703 for electrical requirements related to the mounting, bonding and grounding system.