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Presenter: Andrew Dunn

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Seminar Location: Online

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8:00 - 8:30 am EST

Morning Session
8:30 - 11:50 am EST

Break 11:50 am - 12:35 pm EST

Afternoon Session
12:35 - 3:45 pm EST

Presented by Andrew Dunn

South Carolina Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Energy System Basics

History of solar PV system development in South Carolina
Statistics on sectors residential, C&I and utility-scale solar
Net metering and utility rates
Certifications and permitting

Scouth Carolina Utilities

Overview of power and grid service providers Investor-owned utilitie
The electric cooperatives of South Carolina
Municipal power provider

Solar PV Economics

 Cost of components
Solar system incentives
Solar renewable energy certificates (REC’s/SREC’s)
Calculating payback

Q&A from Morning Session

Solar PV System Materials and Design

Solar panels/arrays and modules
Inverters, optimizers and microinverters
Racking and mounting systems
Balance of system components

Developments in Solar Energy Storage

Battery storage technologies
Trends in modern battery storage
Battery use cases for distributed generation
Future of battery storage at utility scale

Changes in Codes, Wiring, Connections and Commissioning

Safety requirements
Grounding requirements
Labeling requirements
Testing and commissioning

Case Studies / Q&A from Afternoon Session

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.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

Professional Engineers
6.0 PDHs

6.0 HSW CE Hours

6.0 LU|HSW

International Code Council
.6 CEUs (Energy)

Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar offers 6.0 PDHs to professional engineers and 6.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects licensed in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.0 LU|HSW (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .6 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


Andrew Dunn

 South Carolina Area Manager for Renu Energy Solutions, Energy Consultant

Mr. Dunn joined Renu Energy Solutions early on in 2020 as the South Carolina area manager of commercial and industrial solar along with residential solar for eastern South Carolina. Prior to 2020, he served as the vice president of Business Development and Sales at Southern Current LLC, based in Charleston, South Carolina, running the distributed generation division of a business that was built up from three employees to over one hundred. That business is now working through a ~5GW utility scale solar project development and EPC pipeline with increased battery storage integration. Mr. Dunn spent six years in the San Francisco Bay Area starting his career at the largest US residential clean energy systems company. Originally from Georgia, he earned a BS degree in Physics and Astronomy and an Engineering Physics dertificate with a focus on Electrical Engineering and Nanotechnology from University of Georgia. A lifelong student, on the West Coast he earned a dertificate in Communications with diplomacy, tact, and credibility from the American Management Association, with deep continuing education.

He earned his NABCEP Solar PV technical sales certificate in 2014 and has battery storage certifications from Tesla, Generac, LG, Sonnen, Outback, etc. Mr. Dunn has worked in business development, solution selling, marketing, engineering design, and executive roles at all sizes of clean energy companies. Having served volunteer sustainability and renewable energy expert positions on advisory boards around City of Charleston and presented on the East and West Coast on building performance, energy efficiency, and renewable energy integration topics at professional education seminars, community events, and major utilities, he is committed to smart clean power solutions for all members of society, to help advance a more sustainable future.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: New Developements in Solar Photovoltaic Energy Systems

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines the history of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and its relationship with grid service providers, solar PV economics, PV system materials and design, solar energy storage, and electrical codes.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss the economic benefits of solar photovoltaic energy systems and their relationship with investor-owned utilities, electrical cooperatives, and municipal power providers.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and describe solar PV materials and design strategies.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss the current state of solar energy storage systems, including on the small and utility level scale.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to reference and interpret solar PV changes in electrical codes, including requirements for safety , grounding, labeling, testing and commissioning.


LUs: 6                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites:Experience with electrical systems and electrical codes, and an interest in renewable/clean energy production

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 09/18/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.