Solar Photovoltaic Batteries and Design
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Introduction to Residential Solar
October 5, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM CDT (includes a 15 minute break)
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
Solar Battery Management Systems
October 19, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM CDT (includes a 15 minute break)
Components and Specifications Review
Battery Management Systems
2. Standby Power
3. Peak Demand Shaving
4. Energy Arbitrage
Compare and Contrast with Batteryless Solar
Electric Service Considerations – New and Retrofit
Economic Analysis 2015-2020
Honorable Mentions in Storage Technology
Design Your Solar Roof
October 21, 2016, 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM CDT (includes a 15 minute 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
9.0 HSW Contact Hours
9.0 HSW LUs
Continuing Education Credit Information
HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. 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. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners has approved two of the Solar Photovoltaic webinars, Solar Battery Management Systems and Design Your Solar Roof.
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