My brother lives near Albuquerque and his solar install WILL meter back to the
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From: RFI <email@example.com> on behalf of David Eckhardt
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:52
To: Tony <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Rfi List <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [RFI] Question: Conducted vs. Radiated Emissions
Few individual home solar installations meter back onto the power grid.
They are typically an isolated system serving only the home on which they
are installed. Therefore, they never touch the grid and are not subject to
the conducted emission regulation FCC has imposed on other apparatus.
Dave - WØLEV
On Wed, Dec 18, 2019 at 9:04 AM Tony <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I have a question regarding FCC limits on conducted emissions that
> relates to radiated emissions.
> If a solar panel system produces electromagnetic energy that finds its
> way onto the mains and then onto the power lines which then radiates
> over the air, that device would be subject to the limits imposed on
> conducted emissions.
> If the same solar panel system radiates the same energy over the air
> through the cables that make up the system without reaching the mains,
> FCC regulations would not apply since there are no limits on radiated
> In a situation where both cases produced the same high level of RFI,
> what course of action would the FCC take? Would they simply dismiss the
> radiated emissions case and enforce the conductive case simply because
> of route the energy took?
> Tony -K2MO
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