Agenda

Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.

Please log into the webinar 15 – 30 minutes before start time.

Friday, January 14, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 pm CST

 

Presented by:
Jeff Gilbert

Agenda Highlights:
Introduction
PV industry trends and stats
PV economics
PV panel improvements
Innovate mounting methods
Inverter capabilities
Energy storage improvements
Apps for PV design and financial analysis
Innovations with balance of system components
Developments with monitoring and diagnostics

 

 Webinar Instructions

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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Credits

Professional Engineers:
2.0 PDHs

Architects:
2.0 HSW CE Hours

AIA:     (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
2.0 LU|HSW

Certified Planners:
CM|2.0

International Code Council:
.2 CEUs (Energy)

 

Continuing Education Credit Information
See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in NJ or TN, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities
American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885)
International Code Council (No. 1232)
Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059),
Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), and North Carolina (No. S-0130).

Course-by-Course Providers:
Association of State Floodplain Managers
International Society of Arboriculture
Society of American Foresters

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers, architects, and landscape architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2), §69.6(i)(2), and §79-1.5(i)(2)). Only AIA HSW-approved courses qualify for New York engineer and architect credit.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).

Speakers

Jeff Gilbert

Owner, President of Azimuth Solar LLC
Mr. Gilbert brings over 26 years of experience in the renewable energy industry and holds a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering. He provides solar energy consulting, training and inspection services within the solar energy and real estate industries. Under Azimuth Solar, in 2018 Mr. Gilbert was contracted by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to write a report entitled Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plant Commissioning Best Practices. From 2013 to 2016 he served as director of operations and maintenance (O&M) for Vigilant Energy Management, overseeing a portfolio of over 100 commercial PV systems. In 2000 Mr. Gilbert co-founded Chesapeake Solar, a leading mid-Atlantic solar energy company. In 2008 his company was listed on Inc. Magazine’s 500 fastest-growing small companies, and later that same year the company was acquired by groSolar, one of the nation’s leading solar energy companies at the time. He served on the board of directors for the local chapter of the Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA) and was chair of the Potomac Region Solar Energy Association (PRSEA) for four years starting in 1998. Mr. Gilbert has been certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) for both thermal and photovoltaic systems.

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 (cesupport@aia.org 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: Focus on New Developments in Solar PV Technology

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course will examine the latest developments in solar PV panels, mounting methods, inverter capabilities, energy storage, and monitoring and diagnostics.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference the latest improvement in solar panel technology, and examine the long-term environmental and economic of solar PV adoption.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to evaluate the latest innovations in panel mounting methods, and examine the impact these methods have on the life of the system and energy production for system owners and building occupants.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain the function of the inverter in the PV system, and discuss and reference how recent innovations can produce greater energy yields and increased integration with other “smart” mechanical systems.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss and reference improvements to energy storage technology, monitoring methods, and diagnostic tools, and explain how this can lead to greater energy production, less waste, and less reliance on fossil fuels.

LUs: 2.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with solar PV technology and concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/05/2024

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to tcase@halfmoonseminars.org 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.