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Introduction to Residential Solar and Design Your Solar Roof

Presenter: John-Ross Cromer

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Introduction to Residential Solar
Tuesday, September 12, 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


Design Your Solar Roof
Wednesday, September 13, 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) - 10.12 (Sierra)

Web Browser:
Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge v12+, Safari v6+

Internet connection:                   Hardware:
Minimum of 1Mbps                      2GB RAM or more

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Architects: 
     6.0 HSW Contact Hours

AIA:
     6.0 HSW LUs

Engineers
     6.0 PDHs



Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. 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. The International Code Council has approved the NFPA 101 Series webinars and is evaluating the NEC: A Solar Photovoltaic System Perspective webinars (approval pending). 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. 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: $300.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $250.00

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