Lightning Protection

John XW NYJohn XW NY Solar Expert Posts: 50 ✭✭✭✭
What are your thoughts on Lightning Protection ?
Is it considered a necessity?

What is the best way to install some?

Do you install two delta protectors , one on the roof and another in the basement?

or would it be better to install a rod on the roof leading to the ground?

I appreciate any insight..


  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 32,007 admin
    Re: Lightning Protection

    Here is one recent thread with a bunch of information--including discussions about how to ground (or not) a place built on bedrock (i.e., poor grounding).

    Here is another thread where Solar Guppy discusses his experiences running Ungrounded Solar Panel Frames to lessen attraction of a strike in the first place.

    My two cents, do not mix and match different lightning amelioration schemes... That can make things worse.

    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
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