Solar Photovoltaic Project Design and Development
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
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
7.0 Contact Hours (PDHs)
7.0 AIA HSW Learning Units
Voluntary Continuing Ed.
Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to architects and 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers in most states, including Minnesota. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Minnesota.
This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 HSW Leaning 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.
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).
This course offers a continuing education opportunity to contractors. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing board.
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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