Introduction to Residential Solar and Design Your Solar Roof are seminars that will be 
presented live at the HalfMoon Education offices in Altoona, WI and online via GoToWebinar.
This is the posting for the online webcasts. To attend live in Altoona, WI register here.

Registration:       10:30 – 11:00 am CDT

Seminar:            11:00 am – 2:15 pm CDT (includes a 15-minute break)

Introduction to Residential Solar

   Electrical terms and how photovoltaics work

   Use PVWatts to determine system performance estimates

   Different solar module types and specification sheets

   Different inverter system types and specification sheets

   Racking components and other balance of system material

   Battery-based design differences and sizing procedure

   Design / procurement / installation / commissioning process

   Ask project ownership questions such as insurance, fire code adherence, and project maintenance

   Latest in solar appraised value analysis

What to Expect at our Hands-on Solar Design Live Seminar and Webcast
Attendees, both at the in-person seminar in Altoona, Wisconsin, 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 Altoona should:
Bring a PC or Mac laptop with the Google Chrome web browser installed. Participants will need tobe able to use HalfMoon Education’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 advanceof the seminar with more detailed information on the design activity and software to be used to complete it. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the applications before the seminar/webcast begins.


     3.0 HSW Contact Hours
     3.0 AIA HSW Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     3.0 PDHs

Wisconsin Electrical Contractors
     Credit Applied for/Pending

Continuing Education Credit Information

These seminars and webcasts are open to the public, and each offer 3.0 HSW continuing education hours tor architects and 3.0 PDHs to professional engineers in all states. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Wisconsin.

Each seminar and webcast is 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,New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Continuing education credit for Wisconsin electrical contractors is applied for and pending for both events. Current information on this credit will be posted here.

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.


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