Solar Photovoltaic Project Design and Development Webinar Series
Solar Photovoltaic Project Design and Development, Part I
Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM CDT (incl. 15 min. break)
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 calculation
• Understand standard project sizes
• Explore installation methodology for various structures
• Watch installer presentations of capstone projects
• Identify resources for project development
15 Minute Break
Hot Topics in Solar Design and Development: An Interactive Discussion
• Ask questions specific to your photovoltaic project needs
• Understand regulatory status of 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 Electric Code vocabulary and pitfalls
• Discuss structural engineering issues from project case studies
Solar Photovoltaic Project Design and Development, Part II
Thursday, October 3, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:15 PM CDT (incl. 15 min. break)
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 energy policies in the public and private sectors
15 Minute Break
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
Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.
Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.
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6.0 HSW CE Hours
Continuing Education Credit Information
These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects in all states. Please see each webinar listing for the number of available continuing education credits. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements.
HalfMoon Education Inc. is registered as a continuing education provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885). HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects.
Halfmoon Education is an approved continuing education provider with the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System. See the Slope Stability and Landslide Prevention webinars for available HSW PDHs.
HalfMoon Education is an International Code Council Preferred Provider (No. 1232). See the Special Inspections and the National Electrical Code webinars for available CEUs.
The Association of State Floodplain Managers has approved the HEC-RAS Webinar Series. See listings for available CEUs.
Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.
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