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On-Grid and Off-Grid Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Presenter: Chris Milner

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Manchester, NH

The Executive Court Banquet Center
1199 South Mammoth Road
Manchester, NH 03109
Phone: 603-626-4788

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 5:00 pm


Solar Changes in New Hampshire

   National Electrical Code changes for 2017-2018
   State and federal rebates
   New net metering program for all utilities
   REC program
   Taxes on photovoltaic systems
   Long term return-on-investment (ROI) changes for standard grid-tied systems


Microinverter Systems with Batteries

   Sizing a system
   Choosing components
   Sizing batteries
   Installation
   Cost and ROI examples


Off-Grid and Grid-Interactive Systems

   Choosing a system
   Off-grid lifestyle
   Sizing components
   Rapid shutdown requirements
   Installation and space requirements


Off-Grid and Grid-Interactive Systems Continued

   Battery technologies, current and future
   Testing, troubleshooting and follow-up
   Remote monitoring
   Cost and ROI


Generators and Other Backup Sources for Off-Grid Systems
(Systems That Are Not Grid-Tied or Grid-Interactive)

   Fuel choices and impact on rating
   Difference between “standby” and standard generators
   Long and short-term costs
   Life expectancy

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Architects
     7.0 HSW CEUs/CE Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Contractors
     Non-Credit Continuing Ed


Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education units/hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in most states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in New Hampshire.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES.

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved architect continuing education sponsor inNew 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 building contractors. It has not been submitted to any state contractor licensing board for continuing education approval.

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.

Speakers:

Chris Milner

Chris Milner received a degree in Electrical Engineering from New Hampshire Technical College and the University of New Hampshire in 1991, and he became a certified geothermal installer in 1994. Mr. Milner founded Milhouse Enterprises in 1992, and it has grown to be a leader in alternative energy solutions in New England. Along with in-house sales and installation of geothermal, solar and wind power systems, Milhouse Enterprises provides product and support to builders and tradesmen, and it also provides custom design services. Milhouse Enterprises has received multiple awards in customer satisfaction from independent reviewers, and it was featured in Green Building and Design magazine for industry-leading innovation. Milhouse Enterprises is also a partner with the Environmental Protection Agency, EnergyStar, Build It Green, New England Geothermal Professional Association and Geoexchange.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $279.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $279.00
Group Prices
3 or more People: $259.00

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