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Trench Depth for Solar Power Conduits


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Question: I have a question about an installation of solar panels. I have #3 wire running from the panels 110 ft to the house installed in ENT. How deep of a trench do I need?

Electrical Question from Robin about Canadian Electrical Code

Received from Robin a Homeowner in Bruce Mines Ontario Canada

Question: I have a question about an installation of solar panels.  I have #3 wire running from the panels 110 ft to the house installed in ENT. How deep of a trench do I need I know it must be marked with caution tape. but I am not sure on the depth. I think its 1 meter 39″ I would really like for you to tell me the trench depth.

Thank you Robin

Additional Comments: Great Help Thank You

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question.
Robin – This will take a little research due to the Canadian Electrical Codes, the province of Bruce Mines Ontario and specifically Solar. My initial research brought back several different depths for the trench.

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