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Residential Solar, Community Solar and Solar Batteries

Presenter: John-Ross Cromer

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Community Solar
Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM CDT (incl. 15 min. break)

   Definition of community solar

   Fundamentals of regulated and deregulated grid structures.

   Online resources for identifying state green energy policy

   Renewable energy credit (REC) transactions and pricing


   Analyze community solar case studies across multiple states

   Community solar development models

   Understand how state and utility policy impacts community solar modeling

   Community solar contract terms and conditions


   Utility-scale design considerations

   Economic payback of community solar participation

   Compare community solar to direct ownership

   Explore alternatives to community solar


Introduction to Residential Solar
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM CDT (incl. 15 min. break)

   Electrical terms and how photovoltaics work

   Use PVWatts to determine system performance estimates

   Different solar module types and specification sheets

   Different inverter system types and specification sheets.

   Racking components and other balance of system material

   Battery-based design differences and sizing procedure.

   Design / procurement / installation / commissioning process

   Ask project ownership questions such as insurance, 
      fire code adherence, and project maintenance

   Latest in solar appraised value analysis


Solar Battery Management Systems
Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM CDT (incl. 15 min. break)

   Components and specifications review

   Battery management systems

      1. Off-grid

      2. Standby power

      3. Peak demand shaving

      4. Energy arbitrage

   Compare and contrast with batteryless solar

   Electric service considerations - new and retrofit

   Economic analysis 2015-2020

   Honorable mentions in storage technology


Design Your Solar Roof
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM CDT (incl. 15 min. break)

   Introduction to solar design software

      • Use Google Earth to pick a rooftop for your design

      • Model an array layout with software-based assistance (software is provided)

   Impact of module and inverter selection on system wiring

   Residential interconnection options and grounding parameters

   Wire/conduit selection and voltage drop

   Convert array layout into a racking plan

   Prepare your solar design for structural engineering

   Permit package and code requirements




Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.


Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.


Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.


GoToWebinar system requirements:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.11 (El Capitan)


Web Browser:

Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+


Internet connection:                   Hardware:

Minimum of 1Mbps                      2GB RAM or more

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Architects: 
     12.0 HSW Contact Hours

AIA:
     12.0 HSW LUs

Engineers: 
     12.0 PDHs

NABCEP:
     6.0 CEUs



Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available. HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners has approved two of the solar photovoltaic webinars, Design Your Solar Roof and Solar Battery Management Systems. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.

Speakers:

John-Ross Cromer

John-Ross Cromer is an Ivy League mechanical engineer, master electrician, NABCEP-certified PV installer, and author of Solar Power Design and Development: An Introduction to Rooftop Solar. He brings ten years of solar project experience including residential, commercial, and small utility-scale projects to his work, including an off-grid residential-sized home.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $600.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $550.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.