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Solar Photovoltaic Project Design and Development

Presenter: John-Ross Cromer

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Online

This seminar is closed or full.

Agenda:

Solar Photovoltaic Project Design and Development, Part I
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM CST (incl. 15 min. break)

   Rooftop Design Activity

      • Develop a rooftop design methodology based on standard practices

      • Perform a site layout and energy estimate

      • Explore how material selection impacts system design

      • Finalize a bill of material list and simple payback calculation

   Project Presentations

      • Understand standard project sizes

      • Explore installation methodology for various structures

      • Watch installer presentations of capstone projects

      • Identify resources for project development

15 Minute Break

   Hot Topics in Solar Design and Development: An Interactive Discussion

      • Ask questions specific to your photovoltaic project needs

      • Understand regulatory status of solar markets

      • Debate merits of contrasting design methodologies

      • Discuss maintenance requirements of solar technologies

   Beyond Preliminary Design

      • Review a complete system design of two arrays with differing module and inverter technologies

      • Explore the impacts of aesthetics, power generation and consumption, and material selection on system design

      • Explore National Electric Code vocabulary and pitfalls

      • Discuss structural engineering issues from project case studies


Solar Photovoltaic Project Design and Development, Part II
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 11:00 AM - 2:15 PM CST (incl. 15 min. break)

   Understand solar industry regulations governing 
      grid-interconnection and permitting

   Discuss economics of solar leasing, utility-scale solar, 
      community-owned solar, off-grid living, and other solar business models

   Determine where building design expertise fits into solar project 
      development energy policies in the public and private sectors

15 Minute Break

   Emerging + Future Trends

      • Understand where solar energy fits into the national energy portfolio and policy

      • Learn the basics of combining solar with battery storage, 
         generators, and other integrated systems

      • Explore disruptive technologies within solar racking, inverters, and modules

      • Explore national trends in price and cost




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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 CE 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 continuing education 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 continuing education 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. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.

The Association of Floodplain Managers has approved the HEC-RAS webinars. See course listings for available CECs.

HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider. The Commercial Energy Conservation Code webinars have been approved by the ICC. See webinar listings for available CEUs.

Speakers:

John-Ross Cromer

John-Ross Cromer is a master electrician with a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and he is a NABCEP-certified PV installer. Mr. Cromer is the 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.