Design Your Solar Roof is a seminar that will be presented live in Starksville, MI and online via GoToWebinar.
This is the posting for those who will be attending the live seminar. Register here to attend the seminar online.

Registration:       8:30 – 9:00 am CST

Seminar:             9:00 – 12:15 pm CST

(including 15 min break)


   Introduction to solar design software

      • Use Google Earth to pick a rooftop for your design

      • Model an array layout with software-based assistance (software is provided)

   Impact of module and inverter selection on system wiring

   Residential interconnection options and grounding parameters

   Wire/conduit selection and voltage drop

   Convert array layout into a racking plan

   Prepare your solar design for structural engineering

   Permit package and code requirements


What to Expect at our Hands-on Solar Design Live Seminar and Webcast

Attendees, both at the in-person seminar in Starkville, and those participating in the live webcast, will have the opportunity to participate in a live residential solar design activity or to simply watch the instructor complete the design activity. After a brief introduction, the instructor and students will choose locations for their design activities using Google Earth and will use various software programs to perform remote solar assessments, system design and material selection. The software programs will be free for use at the seminar only; some costs may apply if the attendees choose to use the software for design activities after the class is over.

Attendees at the live seminar in Starkville should:

Bring a PC or Mac laptop with the Google Chrome web browser installed.
Participants will use the hotel’s wi-fi to connect to the internet to complete the design activity.

Those participating in the live webcast should:

Use their PC or Mac computer to connect to the webcast using Go-to-Meeting.
Students who wish to participate in the design activity will need to have the Google Chrome browser installed on their computers.

Both in-person seminar and live webcast participants will receive an email in advance
of the seminar with more detailed
information on the design activity and software to be used to complete it.


     3.0 HSW CEUs
     3.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     3.0 PDHs

     Non-Mandatory Continuing Ed.

     3.0 Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar and the webinar are open to the public and offer up to 3.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 3.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Mississippi.

Both the in-person and the live, interactive webinar are approved by the American Institute of Architects for 3.0 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.

This seminar offers construction contractors a continuing education opportunity. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing boardfor continuing education purposes.

This course is registered with the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) for 3.0 hours, which includes 3.0 hours for PV Installation (JTA or elective), 3.0 hours for PV Tech Sales (JTA or Elective), and 3.0 hours for SH Installer (Elective), and no Code hours. 


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.


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