Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session: 8:30 - 11:30 am
Lunch (On your own): 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Afternoon Session: 12:45 - 4:15 pm
Shifts, Trends and Updates to 2017 Solar Design
Explore changes in utility solar policy across the country
Analyze emerging solar products and new balance-of-system material
Understand how aesthetic choices impact construction
Review changes in 2017 National Electrical Code
What Owners Should Know Going into a Solar Project
Respond to the owner’s frequently-asked questions
Address infrequently-asked questions before heading into a project
Explore how solar interacts with roofing membranes
Understand the owner’s perspective on a variety of issues
Examining Residential and Small Commercial Price, Cost, and Selling Points
Understand how material, labor and soft costs affect system cost
Analyze system impact on property value
Review non-economic value of solar
Squeeze additional value out of a solar array
Developing Critical Solar Documentation and Communication Skills
Explore solar design and permit documents
Develop shade analysis using computer-assisted design
Generate a National Electrical Code report
Understand industry short-comings which impede communication
with mainstream construction
Residential 7kW Ground-Mount Case Study
Develop design philosophy and budget to optimize system value
Compare industry pricing to actual budget items
Understand how National Electrical Code impacts component selection
Learn what to do yourself, what to contract out, and when to buy direct
Solar Battery Kung-Fu: On- and Off-Grid Design Philosophies
Battery-based solar: a viable solution for solar-unfriendly markets
Explore battery-based designs: off-grid, grid-assist, energy arbitrage
and demand management
Revisit design assumptions for off-grid living
Learn fundamental components of battery-based solar systems
20kW Residential Off-Grid Case Study
Understand project planning for off-grid living
Calculate cost differences between on- and off-grid living
Understand the nuances of choosing components for successful off-grid systems
Achieve cost savings to maintain control over project budget
Who Should Attend
6.0 HSW Contact Hours
6.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
Non-Credit Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.0 HSW continuing education/contact hours to architects and 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in New Hampshire, Maine, or Massachusetts.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota.
This seminar offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education purposes.
Attendance will be monitored and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.
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.