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Agenda:

Solar Photovoltaic Project Design and Development, Part I
Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM CDT (incl. 30 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, May 2, 2019, 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM CDT (incl. 30 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




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 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 App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) - 10.13 (High Sierra)


Web Browser:
The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer v11 (or later) with Flash enabled


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


For more information visit the Support section at www.gotowebinar.com.

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers

Engineers:
     6.0 PDHs

Architects
     6.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:
     6.0 HSW LUs


Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in most states. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

HalfMoon Education Inc. is approved as a continuing education provider by the American Institute of Architects (No. J885). HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.

The Massachusets Title 5 Onsite Advisory Committee, on behalf of MassDEP, has approved the Septic Systems Series for a total of 6.0 TCHs (1.5 TCHs per webinar) for System Inspectors and Soil Evaluators. It is the responsibility of SIs and SEs to retain proof of completing each webinar and submit them to the NEIWPCC when notified about renewal.

Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.

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.