2017 Changes in Solar Design and Development, Part I
Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM CDT (incl. 15 min. break)

   Shifts, trends, and updates to 2017 solar design

      • Recent developments in system material 

      • How aesthetic choices impact construction

      • Changes in utility solar policy across the country 

      • Changes to national electric code 

   What to know going into a residential project

      • A very brief demonstration of system performance modeling

      • Respond to frequently and infrequently asked questions by systems owners 

      • How solar attaches to the roofing membrane

      • Ownership perspective of system maintenance issues

   Examining residential price, cost, and selling points

   How material, labor, and soft costs impact project budget

   Contrast differences between “Do-It-Yourself” and “Turnkey” system pricing

   How to develop critical solar project documentation

   Impacts of property value and economies of scale

2017 Changes in Solar Design and Development, Part I
Thursday, July 13, 2017, 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM CDT (incl. 15 min. break)

   Solar battery kung fu: on & off grid design philosophies

      • Fundamental battery designs: 
         off-grid, grid-assist, energy arbitrage, demand management

      • Revisit design assumptions for off-grid living

      • How gas generators compliment off-grid solar

      • Fundamental components of battery-based solar equipment 

   Residential 7KW ground mount case study

      • Simulate the solar development process

      • Real budgets and compare with current pricing

      • Cost-benefits of component selection to optimize project value

      • The work involved to manage your own residential ground mount project

   20kW residential off-grid case study

      • Understand project planning for off-grid living

      • The nuances between residential battery components

      • Calculate cost differences between on-and-off grid living

      • Detail technical differences between various battery-based solar components

Webinar Instructions

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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.

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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


     3.0 HSW Contact Hours

     3.0 HSW LUs

     3.0 PDHs

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing educationsponsor (No. J885), is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. These webinars are not approved for Florida architects. Other states do not preapprove educators orcourses. Check each webinar for the number of contact 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.


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There are 2 Courses in This Seminar

2017 Changes in Solar Design and Development, Part I

2017 Changes in Solar Design and Development, Part I

July 12, 2017 Webinar Jr Cromer (old Bio - Do Not Use)
2017 Changes in Solar Design and Development, Part II

2017 Changes in Solar Design and Development, Part II

July 13, 2017 Webinar Jr Cromer (old Bio - Do Not Use)