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Presenter: Jeff Shaw

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Baton Rouge, LA

Courtyard Baton Rouge Downtown
260 Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: 225-831-4646

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:15 pm
Lunch (On your own):         12:15 - 1:15 pm
Afternoon Session:             1:15 - 4:30 pm

Understanding Solar Electric Technologies

   Solar photovoltaic cell, module and array operation
   Types of materials and cells, and their energy output
   Operation of grid tied, off-grid and micro inverters
   New technologies

Solar Electric System Sizing, Design and Installation

   Solar modules
   Inverters and micro-inverters
   Mounting and racking systems
   Monitoring systems
   Case study: residential solar electric

Solar Electric Site Analysis

   Elements of a comprehensive site assessment
   Impact of array orientation, tilt and shading
   Comparison of tools to estimate system output

System Design and Code Compliance

   Building code treatment of solar energy systems
   Electrical code compliance
   Utility requirements for interconnection

Economics of Solar Electric Energy Systems

   State and Federal residential solar incentives
   Solar electric in LEED and other sustainable certification systems
   Solar renewable energy credits (RECs)
   Ownership and financing options
   Case study: the economics of a solar photovoltaic system

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CEHs
     6.5 AIA LU|HSW

     Non-Credit Continuing Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to architects in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Louisiana.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this event for 6.5 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). The Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners accepts programs approved by the AIA/CES. Only full attendance can be reported to the AIA/CES. Visit www.halfmoonseminars.org for complete AIA/CES information this course listing

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.

This course offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity for construction contractors, but it is not approved in any state with a contractor continuing education requirement.

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.


Jeff Shaw

Project Engineer - Worley-Parsons

Mr. Shaw is the NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) engineer for Texas-based Circle L Solar and project engineer for Worley-Parsons in Baton Rouge. He is the former president of Gulf South Solar, a regional solar integrator, where he was recognized by the American Solar Energy Society for his contributions to solar in the state of Louisiana. A Louisiana State University engineering graduate, Mr. Shaw had 20 years of experience as a control systems engineer prior to his founding of Gulf South Solar in 2003. He is the author of Louisiana’s net metering legislation, and he was instrumental in aiding the adoption of the current solar state tax credit and solar rights legislation. In addition to founding the Baton Rouge Community College solar installation class, Mr. Shaw has lived in a solar powered home since 1999 and enjoys teaching solar classes to engineers, architects, homeowners and installers.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

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