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Friday, November 18, 2022
8:30 am – 4:30 pm EST (including a 60-min. break)


Presented by
Chris Milner

Different types of Solar systems compatible with Energy Storage
String inverter systems
Grid tied with backup
Hybrid grid tied with backup
Off grid or backup only
Microinverter systems
Battery backup only
Smart switch and microgrid
Intelligent load panels

Battery Types for Storage
Existing battery technologies
Lead acid
Flow battery
NaS thermal battery
Fuel cell
Future battery technology

Sizing a battery system
Determining average loads
AH, KWH, AC, DC – this is all so confusing!
Determining power factor and losses
Sizing the storage

Storage Marketplace in the US
Sales growth
Average costs
• How to calculate rough cost
• What usage range is each technology best suited to
• Is there an ROI for storage systems?
State and federal incentives

Code Requirements
Rapid shutdown
NFPA requirements
Maintenance and inspections


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Professional Engineers:
6.5 PDHs

6.5 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.65 CEUs (Energy)


Continuing Education Credit Information
This seminar and webcast are open to the public and are designed to qualify for 6.5 PDHs for professional engineers and 6.5 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 6.5 LU|HSWs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .65 CEUs in the specialty area of Energy (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Chris Milner

Univix Power Solutions
Chris Milner received a degree in Electrical Engineering from New Hampshire Technical College and the University of New Hampshire in 1991. From 1992-2018 Chris and his company were the leading off-grid solar installers in New England with thousands of installs. In 2018 Mr. Milner closed the installation
business to begin Univix Power Solutions, an energy storage manufacturer located in Laconia New Hampshire, Univix has developed a line of backup systems for residential and commercial applications, with dealers coast to coast, and has a custom division that builds commercial energy storage for everyone from the USGS to data and telecom centers.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Solar with Energy Storage Systems for Residential and Commercial Buildings in New England

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course will assist design professionals in selecting, designing and sizing a residential or commercial solar system with energy storage. The course will identify the different types of solar systems and batteries, discuss the sizing of a battery system, determine costs, and review code requirements related to solar energy systems and storage.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to identify different types of solar systems compatible with energy storage, including string inverter systems, microinverter systems, smart switches and microgrids.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to review the different types of batteries for energy storage, including lead acid, lithium, carbon and fuel cells, and discuss the future of battery technology.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to size a battery system by determining and analyzing average loads, power factor and losses.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to review code requirements for rapid shutdown, labeling, maintenance and inspections, as well as NFPA requirements.

LUs: 6.5                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.