Agenda

Registration:                    7:30 – 8:00 am

Morning Session:             8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:00 – 1:00 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:00 – 4:30 pm

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

Project Presentations

   Understand standard project sizes to your local market

   Explore installation methodology for various structures

   Watch local installer presentations of capstone projects

   Identify resources for local project development

Hot Topics in Solar Design and Development: An Interactive Discussion

   Ask questions specific to your photovoltaic project needs

   Understand regulatory status of local 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 Electrical Code vocabulary and pitfalls

   Discuss structural engineering issues from project case studies

Solar Project Development

   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

   Identify green energy policies in the public and private sectors

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

Credits

Architects
     7.0 HSW Contact Hours
     7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 Continuing Education Hours

NABCEP
     7.0 CEUs

Building Performance Institute
     3.5 CEUs

Contractors
     Voluntary CE Opportunity

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW contact hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Missouri or Illinois.

This event has been approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885).

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New 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.

The Building Performance Institute has awarded 3.5 CEUs for the completion of this program.

The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) has approved this course as follows: PV Installation (JTA 6/6 or Elective 6/6), PV Tech Sales (JTA 6/12 or Elective 6/6), JTA Primary Reference (0/12 or Elective 6/6), and Code (0/6). Total approved CEUs up to 7.0 hours.

This seminar offers a continuing education opportunity to construction contractors but has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire program. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.

Speakers

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