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

Thursday, November 4, 2021
9:00 am – 12:00 pm CDT


Presented by
Tim Montague, M.S.

Learn about solar plus storage technology – the design, engineering, interconnection and
installation of it – review case studies, and learn the future outlook of solar plus storage.


 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 will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Professional Engineers:
3.0 PDHs

3.0 HSW CE Hours

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

International Code Council:
.3 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 engineering 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).


Tim Montague M.S.

Solar PV expert, NABCEP PV Technical Sales certified solar professional

Tim Montague, M.S., is a solar PV expert, NABCEP PV Technical Sales certified solar professional and host of two podcasts: the Solar Podcast and the Clean Power Hour with co-host John Weaver. Mr. Montague is a business development executive for Continental Energy Solutions in Chicago and has been involved with over 40 megawatts of solar projects in the Midwest including portfolios of community solar (3 MW DC), and many commercial, industrial, government, nonprofit and campus clients. Continental has built the two largest rooftop solar projects in the Midwest (Magid Glove and IKEA Joliet) and portfolios of Target and Walmart stores. Mr. Montague is passionate for the energy transition, and he spreads the news and best practices, technology and thought leadership via his two podcasts which you can see at The podcasts cover topics like pollinator-friendly solar, agrivoltaics, low-carbon solar panel manufacturing and much more. Mr. Montague works with commercial clients to help them achieve their energy conservation and sustainability goals through solar and battery storage solutions. He works with solar developers to help them bring profitable projects to the light of day. Mr. Montague holds a master of science degree in Botany from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a bachelor’s degree in  Ecology, Evolution and Behavior from the University of California at San Diego (UCSD). He is a passionate trail runner, off-grid camping enthusiast and lover of animals including his two cats Cayenne and Ginger. He has strong ties to Scandinavia where his two sons live and study in Norway. His motto is “Let’s grow solar!”

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: Focus On Solar and Battery Storage for the Residential and Light Commercial Markets

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This course examines what building professionals, contractors, utilities, and consumers need to know about solar and battery storage for the residential and light commercial markets. Topics include a technology overview, design, engineering, interconnection and installation, and analysis of residential and light commercial case studies.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe the technology, economic forces, risks and rewards involved with solar and battery microgrids, and identify countries, states and regions that are adopting the technology.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify and differentiate between various technology and components of solar battery systems, including grid tied vs. off-grid, inverters and charge controllers, control systems, microgrids and vehicle-to-grid systems.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to explain how to choose the right combination of technologies and properly size solar plus battery storage for consumer applications.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss case studies of residential solar plus storage, virtual power plants, and vehicle-to-grid systems.

LUs: 3.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with basic renewable energy concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 08/16/2024

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.